The "what have you made today" thread

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

  1. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I use the f180, fits in my work trouser leg pockets and ideal for the type of work I do. Just bought a replacement last Monday and lost it Tuesday :mad: I've had 4 and never lost one before. Fear its under 10 tonnes of compost....
    Silky hands down best I've used too, can't knock Japanese Steele.
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  2. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    That's a great little hack, loving the Prusiks!
    I like to pull the laces out of the mid cleats to relax the boot fit on stops, they can be a pain to pull out when wet and tight.

    Copied. :thumbsup:
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  3. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

    Wood mostly. ;)

    They are good to have in areas where open fires are allowed or when using the equivalent of bothies. They are not always carried and the larger one has mostly been used on rather static scout camps.
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  4. Mark

    Mark Trekker

    Aye, many's the bothy I've turned up at which either lacks or the saw is blunt. Invaluable bit of kit.
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  5. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    I use mine (Silky Gomtaros) for work. Pruning. Fruit trees, orchards, treework and hedgelaying. Garden shrubs and trees. Woodwork (green and fencing).
    The one with newest blade stays for clean pruning.(majority of use). The other older bladed one for fencing, floor level pruning and hedgelaying (latter 2 are dirtier so wear blade edge faster).
    I carry a folding saw as a spare/lender (Silky Super Accel) but rarely use it as too much hassle unfolding often whilst working. A scabbarded blade is much faster to deploy/put away, and safer.
  6. Mark

    Mark Trekker

    The new blades are seriously sharp. Not at all discerning between wood and fingers.
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  7. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    My old sidekick certainly leaked a lot when I lent him mine...
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  8. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    The map case on my old OMM chest pouch had gone the way of all map cases, cracked and generally knackered. But no matter, I tend to laminate a section or bung it in a document wallet these days anyway.
    So I chopped off all the unnecessary caggage,
    slimmed it from 129g
    to 69g
  9. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

    After losing yet another glove and nearly losing my favourite beanie, I decided to stitch retaining loops into all my gloves and to add loops, elastic and mitten hooks inside all my jackets' handpockets.

    After trying various unsuccessful methods on a synthetic jacket (direct sewing, sewing a loop onto Tenacious Tape), I bought some spinnaker tape from a kitemaking shop and stitched a small loop of grosgrain onto it which worked beautifully.

    The spinnaker patch goes in the bottom rear corner of the pocket below the zip and is completely unobtrusive.

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    Next time my gloves fall out of my pocket, l can kick myself for not using the mitten hook... ;)

    BTW, spinnaker tape is soooo much better than Tenacious Tape for jacket repairs.
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  10. KVerb

    KVerb Trail Blazer

    Are you referring to the transparent Tenacious Tape in particular? It's known that that's pretty rubbish but I quite like the cloth version. Are you telling me there's an even better alternative?
  11. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

    Yes, the transparent one. I've never used the cloth version but spinnaker tape is much thinner, much stronger and much more flexible.

    Here is how it follows the fabric on an elasticated cuff, with no signs of the edges lifting anywhere:

    Last edited: Feb 1, 2018
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  12. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Made some espresso syrup, 5 double espressos, about the same volume of sugar and boiled it down some. Shouldo keep fine but put it in the freezer and it's still liquid which bodes well.
    Used instead of coffee sachets and as a pick me up on the go. Yum.
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  13. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Mammoth piece of construction this afternoon......a padded pouch for the PLB......7.6g
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  14. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    If anyone was wondering, the hip belt pockets on the HMG packs weigh approx 20g each :rolleyes:

    Last edited: Feb 14, 2018
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  15. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Bet that hurt!
  16. Padstowe

    Padstowe Section Hiker

    @paul told you it would be hard to sleep last night:rolleyes:
    Pot cosy for the Toaks 900 (not to bad considering how late it was :angelic:)

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  17. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

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  18. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Sadly mine weighed 26g for both
  19. Mark

    Mark Trekker

    I seem to go through many hats. I just sort of lose them. The one I really liked was given to me by my sister in law which she bought on a trip to Peru. It was made of Alpaca wool, very light and comfy. Not seen it for 18months so I figure it's left my orbit. So this week in the evenings I decided to down to the business of making a replacement. It took a bit of mucking about with pattern but I'm now happy with the result. It's 100% Alpaca but a bit less ethic than the lost original.:)
  20. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Less ethic?
    Did you live pluck the wool?:banhappy:

    Nice hats

    Would you do a commission?
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  21. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    I think I must be following you about!
    Don't think I've bought a hat for 20 years.
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  22. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    Got severe flu and cant move anywhere..bed/tea/pills...even playing with Bernie (Bernina sewing machine) was to labour intensive for my current state but final results are much desired...added now mandatory and much appraised mesh strap pockets to the bumbag wings..a bit slanted for easier access on the go...extra storage for gloves/cap etc. works great...had to take it for a spin but I reckon next week when it stop hurting to walk...ohh and UK ATP camo pattern as a bonus
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  23. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    The RED looks nice @Mark

    Last edited: Feb 19, 2018
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  24. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker


    New freeze dried meal pouch snug plus insulated base (my old one was knackered). Insulated covers for water bottles. Small one is open ended so it doesn’t need to be removed to access.
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  25. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    3g lantern..add microlight =8g ...but where do you pack them not to get lost?
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