The "what have you made today" thread

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

  1. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    Progress of today... Man this is painfully slow moving.. :o o:

    Seald 4 baffles this morning and did a test run of sewing apex onto the baffle.


    Just 7 more to go and seal all the baffles to the top panel, add the valve and hope it won't leak :whistling:
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  2. MikeinDorset

    MikeinDorset Ultralighter

    Wow. Fingers crossed for you!
  3. MikeinDorset

    MikeinDorset Ultralighter

    Quick and dirty back garden pitch. Not pitched a tarp for years so need to get the knack again. I'm not sure I got the geometry bang on so I suspect I'll never quite get it as taut as I'd prefer, certainly on one side. But happy with it for a first attempt. It's definitely the right size though. Need to remember to seal the mid-panel tie-outs...
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  4. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    Nice! Do you use a bivy under it?
  5. MikeinDorset

    MikeinDorset Ultralighter

    Yes, I made one earlier this year. Here it is. (and an Apex overbag to go in it). Need to try them all out together now...
  6. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker


    Just finishing off my 2.6m X 2.6m X 1.6m ultamid type shelter. Just the vent to add.
    425g so far without lines.
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  7. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    Mate that is neat workmanship !
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  8. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    First test pitch of my new mid. Easiest build ever and wastage is probably a square foot of cuben. IMG_20201121_103404392_HDR.jpg
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  9. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

  10. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    Looking great!!! :thumbsup:
  11. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Can I be first in line when you start taking orders (because @cathyjc won't make me one:()?
  12. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Very nice, what's the weight, 500g?
  13. MikeinDorset

    MikeinDorset Ultralighter

  14. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    That looks really good :D
  15. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Looking good!
    No vent? Oware style.

    IIRC Oware/David Olsen (who has made mids since the 80s) made the first Cuben Mids for Ryan Jordan and others Arctic Challenge UL trip.

    When I asked him (David) about where to put mid panel tie-outs , he suggested about ⅓ the way up from the hem was optimal. (About 2' on his 9*9 mid I have)
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  16. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I like the tie outs - I will do something similar if/when I get round to a second Howff.
  17. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I reckon the optimal mid panel tie out position would vary depending on the severity of the Catenary cut on the corner seams.
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  18. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Can you show some pics of the interior ? Will you be using an inner ?
  19. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    @Mole I think your right, I should have stuck them on after a test pitch. They are 1m up a 2.1m long panel, I recon 70cm or so would be better. I will bond a vent on, but I've 'misplaced' the cuben I set aside to make the vent and bag....
    Idea was to have the cowel covering the zip and use the top slider to vary vent size. Not convinced that's a great idea, but easy enough to mock up and give it a go.
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  20. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    @Shewie 425g, still has three line locks and the vent to add. 450g?

    @WilliamC it's a mega simple thing to make, just very expensive on fabric. This is mainly the seconds stuff rsbtr had at $25/yd. Can't tell why it's seconds though. But seriously very easy.
  21. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    @cathyjc I'll get some pics from inside tomorrow, been busy today haven't touched it!
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  22. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Top job. Looking forward to some more pictures as well.
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  23. Nevis

    Nevis Section Hiker

    Very nice indeed :) ...Artic camouflage :)
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  24. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Trail Blazer

    Because we live in a small house without garage or spare bedroom I sew at the dining table. Not too bad but the misses needs that table too sometimes :angelic:

    So I made myself a collapsible desk :)
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  25. MikeinDorset

    MikeinDorset Ultralighter

    That's super nifty.

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