The "what have you made today" thread

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

  1. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

    @Shewie looks good..overheating possibly...melt?
  2. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Not too sure, I haven't lit it yet but I'll have a play and report back, I guessed the shape and size would be okay but wasn't sure how it would attach to the burner head, seems a broken paperclip does the trick nicely.

    It needs some venting adding for sure

    Just thought I'd give it a whirl, my father in law just gave me a 100 pack of pie cases he had left from his butchering days
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  3. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Just tried a few test boils and it's okay, a noticeable drop in oomph from the stove though.

    Added more holes as I went but I think there might be a better way of utilising 99 pie cases

  4. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    I had the morning of so wanted to make a start at my new pack. A 35L belt less pack.

    The progress so far
    I'm hoping I can finish it this week. :)
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  5. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

    @gamemaster84 Very nice indeed!! Love the bartack at the shoulder strap attachment point
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  6. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

    A bloke was burning torn fabric chairs at the mountain hut above the house..i was up there and saved 4, carried them off the mountain and refurbished... 20200723_125123.jpg 20200723_125156.jpg
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  7. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Good on you :thumbsup: - it distresses me that we are such a wastefull society.
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  8. Rmr

    Rmr Section Hiker

    Look very nice
  9. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Nice. Is it Cuben? ;)
  10. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    with a titanium frame?
  11. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

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  12. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member


    Those are 210D Robic from RBTR, really nice fabric. The 420D is nice stuff too :)
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  13. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Thanks Dave. Looks good.
  14. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    A couple of hip belt pockets & a strap pocket for the new pack.
    Haul pockets.jpg
    And to cater for my 'losing things' paranoia a clip-in internal pocket (car keys, passport, money, CC, etc)
    Haul Wallet.jpg
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  15. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    I'm glad I'm not the only paranoid hiker here ;)
  16. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Having lost a couple of compasses & 2 wallets (inc CC's & driving license) over the past 5 or 6 years, probably by pulling other stuff out of the same pocket, I've learned to have a place for everything & have them clipped in. Half a dozen mitten hooks cost buttons & weight almost nothing.
    Shamelessly pinched the clip-in pouch idea from Zpacks, it will be reassuring to be able to stow all the goodies that are normally not needed along the trail somewhere safe; I've also a neck/ torso strap so that the detached 'wallet' can come along to the pub, trailhead shopping, etc.
  17. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

    Modern take on the Timeless Classisc. 20200728_081017.jpg
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  18. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    I "finished" my pack today. I'm just waiting on some additional webbing and buckles to make a elastic cord sternum strap.
    Weight 395gr
    Sewn with tera 60 with water repellent coating. I'm hoping it won't be necessary to coat the seems. But I'm not sure. It's the first time I used this thread.

    The main compartment is about 30L. The side pockets..... Are a stupid mistake... I really don't know what I was thinking. I made them to small. I calculated the height but didn't include the depth. So with a water bottle there is just a few cm of height left :banghead::banghead::banghead:
    I'll just make a shoulder pocket for a bottle...

    The main seams are rolled and felled. The back panel seam is binded with ribbon.
    The shoulder straps attach with 5cm webbing. This allows the straps to adapt to the shoulders. And should add a bit on comfort. It also has load shifters to pull the weight to the shoulders.
    A roll top with 2 snaps and a buckle.
    A removable 25mm "hipbelt"
    Spandex front pocket
    Ice axe loop and cord lock with hook
    The bottom has 4 small loops with elastic cord
    And 2 side compression cords.

    On the inside there are 4 small webbing loops. You could attach some cord to attach for a foam sheet or a folded sleeping pad.

    Here some pics
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    It's for sale at cost price (around 50€ I think). It's not a professional made pack so mistakes will be visible. ;)
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2020
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  19. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Not backpacking related SOWWY but one of the reasons I have not been around much.

    New job is 100% working from home and I needed to update my office to have room for the equipment and working requirements of new role so I made a new desk. Similar desks on Etsy and other places online were upwards of £400, more for the size I wanted/made. The desk cost £176 all in to make and I'm pretty happy with it.

    Solid Oak top and rustic solid steel legs.

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  20. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    Nice setup!
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  21. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Cheers, I know its a simple thing to make but satisfying. The old desk is also going to a colleague and will be put to good use. I don't like binning things.
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  22. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    A coffee filter 8g. Garden wire and fuse wire to wrap the handle. South African style but no beads for weight considerations.

    Recent talk on a coffee thread stated that you get a better brew with a soak in rather than drip through filter. So I’m abandoning the GSI filter which is quite fiddly to use and needs a stable (heavier) cup.

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  23. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Nice. Those MSI things are too clunky.
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  24. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    3D bottom DCF stuff sack for my new favourite filter kit. (2x CNOC 3ltr bags and Hydroblue Versaflow filter)

    1.3 Oz Cuben



    Last edited: Aug 3, 2020
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  25. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    6 litres of filtered water? what is it that you are doing up in them hills?
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