The "what have you made today" thread

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

  1. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    IMG_20160303_223902.JPG IMG_20160303_223758.JPG Not exactly my work, but made under my guidance - Explorers stovie night. Stands n Windshields next time.
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  2. Hedley Heap

    Hedley Heap Section Hiker

    Hairspray that's an old school BMX'rs trick. :)
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  3. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    IMG_20160305_134422.JPG DIY "homage" Flatcat Epicurean Ti UL15

    Testing shortly.
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  4. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Cool. Works a treat.
  5. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Yup, used to "glue" on all my hand grips that way. Will come off if it gets wet though.

    @Mole that stove looks great.
  6. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I've used tape under golf club grips (in a previous life) which you wet with white spirits and slide them on, the spirits evaporates and the grips dry stuck fast, might be an option
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  7. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

    I made a whoopie style adjustable ridge line for a hammock.
    Made with 2.2mm Stein dyneema throw line.
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  8. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    In fast mode it seems to work ok with a small pot. Similar boil times to other stove, maybe consumes fuel a tad faster. Haven't tried it in simmer mode yet.
  9. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    See my scientific simmer test elsewhere: works well - 40-odd minutes from a 14g Esbit...
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  10. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    That's great. That was your pasta test?
    Might have to try it myself. Rice too.
  11. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    My first-ever flat-felled seam.
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  12. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Looks good. Uncoated? What ya making?
  13. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    No, it's Membrane Silpoly 0.93oz/yd from Ripstopbytheroll. Ridgeline for a 11.5' x 10' hammock tarp. Weighing in at 350g so far.
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  14. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Thats very light for that size of tarp Gadget in sil. Watch those re-inforcements and bloatware, they really add up in weight. ;) Are you putting doors on it?

    Nice stitch length too, not too tight or small. :)
  15. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    This is the prototype,
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  16. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Nice one. It looks uncoated in the pic, that's why I was so curious. That's a really great weight.
    That prototype looks good.
    Agree with Teepee re Stitching and reinforcements, if you aren't doing patches on the corners I would make sure to sew the tie outs into the hem.
  17. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    great minds.... i just did a ucr SRL in dynaglide

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  18. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    ^Stitched buries. :smile:

    Best way of doing them.
  19. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    only had one ball point needle in the house lol. i turfed out the world to find it. Much stronger than a brummel
  20. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    After struggling incompetently to put away a frozen SL3 fly the other week...a new silnylon tent bag with extra v-section to create wide opening to make packing easier...

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    Opening now 12cm wider...
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    Drawcord pulls it in neat...

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    Packing is now a cinch, even for sausage fingered incompetents like me....

    Edit: posted this on wrong thread, should have been on the "what has your wife made for you today...':oops:
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  21. Padowan

    Padowan Trail Blazer

    Starlight clone(ish). Large and small, filed with carbon felt, take 25ml and 15ml of fuel and weigh 14g and 7g respectively. Just need to adapt my cone and do some burn tests. IMG-20160324-WA0000.jpeg
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  22. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

    @Mole nice stove. I make mine from empty tin and it works great. Cost 0 :-D:-D recycled trash

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  23. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

    Looks good. I guess it gives you more adjustment length using a UCR rather than a whoppie. What's the diameter of the Dynaglide, is it nice to work with?
  24. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

    Nice job @Padowan .Gotta love a bit of stove testing. I've never drunk so much tea since starting to make stovesâ˜ș.
    I even got a little 10ml tin for my small 300-400ml mugs that works a treat as the 30ml size was too hot for a small cone
  25. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    1.8mm, easy to work with and splice. not as stiff as say stein throwline. i picked up 150ft on ebay for 18 quid. going to try some 1.5mm for my tarp ridgelines and 1mm for guys, think. Ucr means you can lose the hardware and get away with very thin lines that are low bulk too. will feed back when ive had a play
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