The "what have you made today" thread

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

  1. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Tease..... :whistling:
  2. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Combination pot cosy and case from
    3mm CCF and spinnaker fabric. I tried to keep it as simple as possible with no arrangement for using with handles deployed and just two Kam snaps on short lengths of webbing to close it. Much lighter than Reflectix at 31 grams. I know that Mr Whiteburn has one eerily similar at only 20 grams but my excuse is that I covered the CCF inside and out as mine was on the fragile side.


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  3. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Mine is 'coated' inside & outside also BUT the fabric I used is probably lighter + the CCF is actually 2.5mm, also handle cut out would knock a few grams off.
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  4. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    My lid is quite a bit deeper with more overlap IIRC. Anyway, it's light enough that I'm happy with it. I think the thin CCF and classic Reflectix cosy shape work well and make a better solution compared to insulated pouches, zipped or with a drawstring.
  5. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Very smart :thumbsup:
  6. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Top job t is too, many thanks Dave. Top stitcher
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  7. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Recessed lid for a Trangia 1l pot. 0.35 mm aluminium, 14.5 cm diameter, 17 grams. Definitely looks home-made but works a treat. I may cut a slot for a pot lifter but probably won't.

    Last edited: Oct 9, 2019
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  8. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    Made a stove pouch, canister pouch and a pot pouch out of tea towel for SnowPeaks Gigapower and Combo. Multi use to stop things rattling, as oven mitt(s) and wiping/cleaning. Unfortunately don't have a canister atm to display.

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  9. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Prototype neck pouch for the Galaxy 5 phone, 10cm * 16.5cm, I tried a few designs (different fabrics,zipper & Velcro closures) this one seems to be the most functional/ practical, 12g.
    I used some scrap cordura which is fairly stiff & inserted some 1cm wide plastic parcel banding at the top; phone seems easy enough to slip in or out. I plan a bright red or orange version once I've used a few times & ironed out any niggles; it should keep the phone warmer in winter than the trouser pocket.

    Galaxy pouch.jpg should keep the phone
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  10. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    That’s very nice @Balagan. What did you do to edges exactly ? I cut lines and fold over and it’s very rough.
  11. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    I bashed them with a ball peen hammer over a wooden form. Basically, you screw your slightly oversize lid over a wooden circle and tap the overlapping edge down with the hammer until it takes the form you want. In my case, I used a 3mm MDF offcut screwed to a piece of plank and rotated the lid. Once done, I flipped the lid and MDF over, pushed the second piece of wood against the edge and bashed it down again. I wasn't patient enough but the trick is to go slowly.

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  12. el manana

    el manana Thru Hiker

    Baseplate 14g...

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  13. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Hmmm ... maybe next year! Ball peen hammer...
  14. stormin'

    stormin' Section Hiker

    Looks familiar
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  15. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

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  16. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    The rivet looks substantially different....
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  17. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Is it a rivet? I thought it was a screw uss fixing piece :D
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  18. stormin'

    stormin' Section Hiker

    Looks familiar
  19. Mark

    Mark Backpacker

    Off to the west coast of Scotland bothying next week. I had some yarn left over from an Arran jumper so I've knocked out a Compo hat and some hand warmers.
  20. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    Fantastic waffle effect on the mitts. Love them !
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  21. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

    Latest addition to waist belt the range covers micro,mini,midi and maxi sizes to cover four season needs...tis one is midi.. 20191012_082106.jpg
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  22. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Last edited: Oct 19, 2019
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  23. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    “Chop-stakes” just for a laugh :D

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  24. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Added some knock-off AliExpress MSR rings to my Scarps pitchlock corners. Threaded incorrectly to slightly update @Robin ’s mod


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  25. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    I'm expecting a peg that can be used as a knife next... named Stake Knife.
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