The "what have you made today" thread

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

  1. Enzo

    Enzo Section Hiker

    I always go for snaps, for the same reason and that they create a weakest link that will give before the fabric in case of mishap. I've often uncinched my foot box to vent my feet and wouldn't be without the option, so no sewn footbox for me.
    The fabric is dutch's 0.67 for the tops, orange one side black the other ( I've made the inner / outer the same so it can be flipped depending on which side is grubbier / how stealthy I want to be etc) and 0.75Oz 7d Robic with the breathable/almost waterproof coating (same spec as pertex endurance but less than half the weight).
    That 10d may well be the same stuff as Dutch's $10/m 0.67oz.
    Shell is finished, we'll see how long uk hammocks takes to deliver the 350g of 850 polish down.
    I've sewn the baffles 2" for the bottom 1m and 1.75" for the top as I inevitably end up sleeping in my hypertherm smock and this quilt is meant to be as light as I can make it within its design.
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  2. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

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  3. Enzo

    Enzo Section Hiker

    They look smart, very similar to the design I'm using baffle wise. Not sure how they get their shells to weigh 190g in (20g/m) air tactic and 240 in Pertex? My cumulus 150 quilt is 370g so 220g for the shell etc, could be the 40 odd individually filled channels :eek:
    I'm moving to using 80mm over 50mm gaps down the ends so I can more easily redistribute down. I'll check but think my 22g/m and 25g/m shell Inc baffles was 109g plus say 20g for hardware.
    Update 140g with all the hardware bar the top bungy and cordlock so ~ 150 155g.
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  4. Enzo

    Enzo Section Hiker

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    Package from ripstop to pick up tomorrow, bit of 50g cuben , bit of hyperD 300 and the tx07 & ls07 should come together this weekend.
    I'm planning on this pack having a removable hip belt, does anyone have any suggestions for the best way to do it?
    I was considering either just a couple of loops on the shoulder strap anchor points for hip belt mounted slick clips to clip to or a couple of inches of webbing for a ladder lock attachment, or perhaps something beefier to transfer a little weight????
    Aiming for ~40L and <10oz
  5. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    What are you thinking of using for the actual belt, just webbing or something wider and padded?
  6. Enzo

    Enzo Section Hiker

    Up in the air, but ideally I'd like to be able to swap between just a 20mm webbing belt and a padded dxg/spacer mesh belt. Just need to work out a connection system that's solid enough but light.
    Might put not so much as a frame in this one, more some light stiffening.
  7. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    with dark winter days ahead...stealty winter wallet:D...well apart from the thread (lazy)... but for aesthetic works a treat
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  8. Enzo

    Enzo Section Hiker

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    237g with everything bar the mesh pocket and seam tape. Will try and see if I can get away with 1/2 inch seam tape as it ends up adding quite a lot of weight.
    I do have pocket mesh in my stash, but I'm waiting on a floral print 4 way stretch fabric to try out, clearly easily influenced by John z's packs :oops:
    Used the templates for my 50l pack in the end so happy with the weight so far.
    Tx07 back panel with dxg reinforcements
    50g/m cuben sides and front top
    Ls07 front under mesh pocket (for abrasion resistance ) and back panel roll top.
    HyperD 300 side pockets.
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  9. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Which seam tape are you planning to use?
  10. Enzo

    Enzo Section Hiker

    I've ended up using 25mm transfer tape with 50g/m cuben on one side, 12mm wasn't going to cut it.
    I couldn't hold out for the fabric I had on order in the end and have just finished it. Under 270g without a detachable hip belt so I'm really happy with the weight. The version I made with 420d/tx07/ls07 and 8mm frame weighed 450g ish so makes sense.
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  11. Enzo

    Enzo Section Hiker

  12. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Looks great! :thumbsup:

    Did the tape stick OK to inside of the ls07? I'd assumed it wouldn't as it's just uncoated nylon. If I'd does it looks like I've got some seam binding to unpick to tape my ls07 pack :hilarious:
  13. Enzo

    Enzo Section Hiker

    Didn't bother trying, the Cuben to ls07 joins are external to the face, Cuban to cuben and cuben to tx07 are internal.
    You can just make it out on the bottom pic
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  14. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Ah, OK. You had me excited there :rolleyes: :banghead: I've still got a yard and a half to use and though I might've been able to make a properly waterproof dry bag food bag and another pack.
  15. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    @Enzo @theoctagon when U place dow the shoulder straps with a side slant and add the extension fabric above the slanted seam is there a slight billowing in the fabric when bag is empty...did play with same scheme but cant get away with fabric stay...how do U cut the extension that needs to be added above where the slanted shoulder strap seam is?
  16. Enzo

    Enzo Section Hiker

    Are you cutting to top as one bit or as individual extensions to the 4 prices, I find if you try single piece it don't look so good? Also more difficult to make it flare out to ease packing.
    I considered putting a layer of seamgrip on the inner face of of the seams of the ls07 which I think it would soak up then bonding the tape to that.
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  17. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    I agree with @Enzo regarding the extension collar.

    I'd thought about seamgrip to attach tape but I may as well just waterproof it with the seamgrip if going that route imo.
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  18. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    The wintry winds are at the doorstep so I reckon why not add a removable faux fur ruff to the windshirt I use most in winter ....kamsnap popers made it easy peezy...the fur came from discarded faux fur coat so no animal was harmed:D...credit to bedrock&paradox... 20171113_122907.jpg

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  19. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

    Hammock tarp with doors.

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    Bonded reinforcements
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    It still needs sealing and panel pulls, going for under 500g when all done.
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  20. Gadget

    Gadget Section Hiker

    Tried making the Tensahedron with two fewer poles!! (not yet U/L)
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    (Turtledog in background, looking on with disdain)
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  21. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

  22. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Ooh that's nice, great colour
  23. Enzo

    Enzo Section Hiker

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    Not made owt but fettled the custom trekkertent mesh inner. 3f style pole gripper and rear tie out ( in 0.51 cubes of course. ..) also gathered the peak in an inch and sewed on a line lock and shock cord. Should work in the tramplite and knot 2p hex.
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  24. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Rather mundane in comparison to some of the amazing creations posted in this thread, but here's a Dri Ducks poncho and jacket cut up and reassembled to create a mountain poncho, with front zip, sleeves and an extended back to allow for covering a pack.
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  25. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

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