The "what have you made today" thread

Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by Gadget, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

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    Working on some ventilated shoulder straps for a small run of packs.
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  2. HillBelly

    HillBelly Section Hiker

    I had to search back for this, but planning on trying ace alternatives on some trail shows, as I quite like my Salomon quicklime set up - after never previously owned any. Does anyone use dyneema? I have a stock of some nice bright 3mm stuff, or is shock cord the way to go?
  3. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    I changed mine because the original laces didn’t stretch and caused chafing. Now I can lace up tighter and it’s more comfortable.
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2020
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  4. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Small run of packs..... :whistling:
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  5. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

    I found dyneema slips and rubs through the top of the shoe. ( thats not the dyneema B52A7880-108F-430D-A0DF-028FF471D0C8.jpeg lace)
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  6. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Open to offers of interest :)
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  7. HillBelly

    HillBelly Section Hiker

    Comfort upgrade on cheapy trail runners. I feels the difference with the new shock cord.

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  8. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    I "finished" my prototype backpack.
    Measurements are approx 30*20*75cm unrolled.

    It's made of cheap 70D ripstop. Wich is a pain to sew. As it slides and doesn't have any "body". And some stretch mesh a bought locally. The thread is tera 60 with water repellent coating.
    I made some stupid mistakes of course... But overall it's pretty nice. It has an internal sleeve with 5mm eva100 and a carbon/nylon hoop frame. The pockets are deep and have an drainage corner sewed in. I didn't make the belt yet and maybe will never make as it just a prototype.
    It's the first time I've sewn in the straps. And the seams aren't the best I've ever made :( But it does fit nicely. Thanks Dave for you're pattern! And everybody of course who has answered my unending list of backpack questions :thumbsup:

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    Now I'm analyzing the pattern and adjusting it so I can make one from DXG. Maybe first I'll make one without a belt. And a bit simpler maybe. I'm open to suggestions :)

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  9. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Is DXG -Dyneema Xgrid/gridstop?
    Your sack shape resembles my SWD Long Haul.
    In a good way!
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  10. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    Thanks! I was aiming for a atom+ lookalike. :)
    Yes, I have a few meters of
    https://www.adventurexpert.com/product/dyneema-gridstop/

    I'm hoping that I can make 1 or 2 to sell. But just as a hobby project. I need to practice more but how many backpacks can a man have ;)

    I'm planning a build without a belt and about 35 liters and maybe with a belt and 50 liters I think.
  11. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

    12l day Alpine day sack full out 330D cordura....now roll top...velcro closure....kam snaps or classic draw string? Help :banghead:....pondering to add 1cm daisy chain to the front side (2x vertical)..thougths?
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  12. HillBelly

    HillBelly Section Hiker

    'modified today'

    Added a sheet of thinsulate wadding into the bottom lining of my Rab Module top bag. Sealed back up with Spinnaker tape (although Grey is more like green :facepalm:). Now 610g and still packable. A bag for warm nights.. so not very often then!
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  13. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

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  14. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    Nice! What kind of mesh did you use?
  15. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Thanks, the main pockets on this one are dyneema reinforced stretch mesh
  16. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    Where do you order that? I noticed on the ripstopbytheroll.com it's almost always sold out..
  17. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    RBTR or Extrem
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  18. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    You beauty!
    What a cracker.
    Doubled 3mm 3D mesh shoulder straps. Or are they a 6mm?
    :thumbsup::thumbsup:is this a first for you?
    How do they feel?
    Are you envisaging a max load of app 7-8kgs and still have a wee bit of comfort?
    A bit hard to tell the size -looks 25-30L internal?
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2020
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  19. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    You’re pretty much spot on with the straps and capacity and hopefully almost correct with the load rating. This one is a first yeah, it’s all new with quite a few features that need some testing to see if they work as planned :)
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  20. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Looks beautifully made :thumbsup:
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  21. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Sounds great.
    I happen to be intimately acquainted with a tester of the highest moral standing...
    Tromps 70-100 kms per week, every week. Just saying..
    :)
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2020
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  22. Baldy

    Baldy Thru Hiker

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  23. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Ha, I’m not looking to sell any so I’m happy testing them myself :)
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2020
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  24. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

    Not actualy made but used some odd carbon tent poles to make a netting tunnel over the Strawberry growers...lost too many from birds of all sorts 20200714_123815.jpg
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  25. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Pie dish windscreen for my little FMS-300T, needs some venting but it seems to work well

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