The "what have you made today" thread

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

  1. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    A DCF tent is definitely a camp-sleep-packup-go bit of kit in clear weather. I can't see the mylar lasting long under strong UV light.
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  2. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Masks Masks Masks, I think I’ve made 20+ now for other half and pals to use on public transport.
    The DX and CAMO ones were for a bit of something different. I abraded the coating off the inside as best I could then punched holes using the Singer and they work pretty well tbh :p

    The DX was from offcuts and the CAMO from some sample fabric sent through with an order from Tough Fabrics
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  3. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    That bread looks lovely, easily as good as many I buy.
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  4. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    Love the masks Dave, exactly what I would be making if I had the skills (basically any skills whatsoever) and anywhere to sew.

    Alas learning to sew won't be on the cards for a long time as the only table in the house contains a 2 x WFH offices.
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  5. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Never say never mate :)
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  6. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    If I get a day when I won't get frazzled, I may try setting the machine up on the garden table.
    I need to find a sensibly sized drive belt first as it's an electric conversion of a singer 201 iirc.

    Looks like the home office will be hogging all the available work space untill autumn unless everything goes completely to :poop:
  7. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    I found eBay to be the best for parts, our local shop had belts but they were four times the amount, online was £4 delivered I think and the shop wanted £19. I am all for supporting the local community but I cannot justify that. I also picked up Singer oil for A lot less.

    Since being handed down my great, great aunts machine. I had it and another machine serviced professionally but through YouTube and finding the service manuals online. I am happy to disassemble, clean and service them myself now too.
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  8. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

    Finished yesterday on special request..bound Norway 20200527_195657.jpg
  9. Stumpghes

    Stumpghes Summit Camper

    Rog, looks great. What are the dimensions?
  10. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    125" diameter, 64" peak height. 1030g without door fastening.

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  11. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    did you get them direct from Zpacks @Enzo or is there another source?
    i have wanted to get a couple but baulk at paying 3-4 times the cost in postage which means it will then attract VAT and RM handling charges so paying £34 for £5 worth of hooks seems a bit spendy.
  12. Stumpghes

    Stumpghes Summit Camper

    Rog, how many sides? Looks more than six.
  13. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    If you're planning on using the Zpacks hooks with a zippered door, they are spaced a little close together and although they can work, they aren't perfect. For @Enzo's use, with the lower section without a zip, they should be good, though. The older styly Zpacks hooks with two separate hooks work better.*
    *From my experience with the HMG Dirigo (#5 YKK Aquaguard® Zip).
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  14. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Can't remember what I payed @JKM, I certainly have four if them, perhaps to make the postage less of the total?! There's logic for you.

    Thanks for the heads up @WilliamC , I'll try and fit the zip and then match the spacing of the bottom of the door panel reinforcement to the zpacks hooks.
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  15. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Is it this you are after? (lineloc 3 version)
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    I have a couple you can have at cost(£5). Unused from the group buy Edh kindly did a couple of years ago. Decided not to use them with my Notch in the end.
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  16. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    12. Reduces stress per peg, and it's the number of pegs you need to hold a hex down securely anyway.
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  17. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I looked at getting them from dutchware, who I think make them, but I think they're only available from zpacks.

    I'd bite Moles hand off!
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  18. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

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  19. JKM

    JKM Thru Hiker

    I did :)
    Thanks @Mole :thumbsup:
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  20. Stumpghes

    Stumpghes Summit Camper

    Rog, twelve sides is awesome. Does the Tyvek prototype pull into a cone when taut?
  21. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    No, but it does a reasonably good impression of one, having that many sides. The 'panels' don't have separate seams, so there's no way to put any regular catenary curve into the 'ridgelines' (such as they are). Maybe I could try running a hairdryer over the middle section to shrink the Tyvek a bit?
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  22. Stumpghes

    Stumpghes Summit Camper

    Haha, try it! I see, 6 panels but 12 corners in the hem. That’s a great design. I guess the only downside is that you’ll be obligated to use all stakes, otherwise the pointed hem at the unstaked corner may flap.


    BTW, I don’t know if the hypothesis of cat cuts needed for cone-shaped mids is correct. I have noticed that the Knot Octagon mid, when set up with a slightly reduced pitch diameter and slightly increased height (so taking a little curve out of the cat-cut seams), pulls neatly into a cone and the wind just flows around it. We had it out in ~30 mph with perimeter stakes only last week and the thing didn’t move and didn’t make a sound. Maybe that’s not astounding, though, as I don’t have a huge amount of experience with mids in wind.
  23. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    @Stumpghes There are 4 panels, but not symmetrical. It looks like this laid out flat, but with 13 evenly spaced vertices on the hemline.

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  24. Stumpghes

    Stumpghes Summit Camper

    Ah, very interesting design. I think your prototype will be a very useful piece of gear.
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  25. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I'm waiting for the ghost shaped prototype to go with pacman

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