The "what have you made today" thread

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

  1. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Nothing as posh as you all stitch up but was bored so made a shaped floor for TS even came in a little lighter than the mld sill. 1BD3B561-E729-4E22-BD91-9A80CE9B6168.jpeg



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  2. KVerb

    KVerb Trail Blazer

    Edit: moving this to a conic stove related thead

    I'm still kind of scared to mess up my expensive titanium foil... Have any of you ever done a Ti split cone? If so, how did you make the closure? Pictures would be greatly appreciated!
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2018
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  3. Snowonher

    Snowonher Backpacker

    Had a bash at a 2 person solid wall inner for the Supermid after the other half complained of draughts. 40d walls and 40d silnylon bathtub floor. I like yellow inners but thought I'd try grey and orange to match the supermid and guys. Generally went together smoothly, but could do with being a bit tighter. Working with larger measurements is a pain without a decent setup and workspace. I'll have to play around with getting a tighter pitch on the next one I make.

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    503 grams, stuff sack included.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2018
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  4. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Section Hiker

  5. Snowonher

    Snowonher Backpacker

    Thanks! Love a bit of colour coordination :)
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  6. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker


    Nice work! If you want a simple mod to get the corner seams tight no matter how uneven the ground is, you might want to try this.


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    This is my OookWorks Duomid inner. I copied the mod from Gary who used to post on this forum who used it for a Trailstar inner. Essentially it’s two grosgrain loops on each seam connected with some shock cord and a cord lock. By tightening the shock cord with the cord lock, you can alter the effective length of the seam individually on each corner, compensating for any uneven ground, getting a tight pitch every time. Originally Gary used cord, but shock cord works better as it gives each seam some flexibility and better tension. It works really well. I’ve also modified my Tramplite inner which is even more fussy about correct tension.
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  7. Snowonher

    Snowonher Backpacker


    Thanks for this, Robin. That's just what I'm looking for, I'll give it a try straight away. I agree about the shock cord as well, I like a bit of give on the inner.
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  8. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    Love the simplicity of GG daypack but wanted more volume so the roll top closure can be used to close it off..added extension...the whole bag is 250g which is not bad with.volume available now...also not sure how to remove backside mesh and keep few inches for the foam pad insert...elastic pulls the bag inward... 20180311_072254.jpg

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  9. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    A small modification that some may be interested in.
    I love the Pacer Pole Overmitts (pogies) for the winter, I find not having to wear gloves is a real boon.

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    My one criticism with the design is that when going downhill the position of the wrist/ forearm pushes the overmitt off the handle, not disastrous but really annoying having to keep pulling them back into place. It's taken me a few design iterations but finally found a simple solution.
    Short loop of 6mm grosgrain hand stitched inside the 'nose', a short 1.5mm loop of shock cord & a 8.5mm diameter mini cord lock which is pushed into the camera mounting hole; easy to adjust & removing the cord lock from the hole enables the mitt to still be pushed off the handle to cool the pinkies when needed..........works a treat.

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  10. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    @Robin I reckon similar mode will work if the inner does not fit 100% for the shelter used?
  11. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker


    Should do. It will reduce the effective height of the inner while maintaining the tension on the corner seams.
  12. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    How warm are they paul ? Like a pair of polartec 100 gloves ?
  13. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    I'd say they warmer than just polartec gloves more like gloves + tuffbags since they're 3mm neoprene.
    With the overmitt fully extended I've walked for hours in -5C with 30mph wind without liner gloves no problems.....toasty & I've 2 finger ends that were crushed that are particularly sensitive.
    Easy to roll them back over to regulate the inner climate if too warm or push back all together; that's why it's necessary to be able to release the retainer easily.
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  14. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

    I found a pretty good tutorial for making packing cells so I thought I give it a go by dismantling an old, crappy, pound shop first aid pouch. Turned out to be very easy. Since this was just a trial, I didn't measure anything and the corners came out all crooked but I may unstitch those and do it properly as the shape is far more useful.

    I think I shall be making more of these.

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    Edit: done.
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    Last edited: Mar 17, 2018
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  15. KVerb

    KVerb Trail Blazer

    Finally got done with my Toaks 750 split Ti cone. Next step: woodburning insert. Design notes can be found in this post.
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  16. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

    And another one, from scratch this time and sized to carry a small wash kit. Still some way to go for consistent corners but I'm happy with it.

    Edit: 6 gr. Who needs Cuben? ;)

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    Last edited: Mar 19, 2018
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  17. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    @Balagan

    Edit: 6 gr. Who needs Cuben? ;) Exactly my way of thinking!
  18. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    29g polycro TS door...swap the linelocs and shockcord for lighter shockcord and mini cordlocks to get it lighter... 20180318_113301.jpg
  19. Robin

    Robin Thru Hiker

    Copied the ZPacks rolltop closure straps for my Tramplite pack, ironically raiding a surplus pair of ZPacks chest pack straps. Pleased with the result, although I might shorten the straps a bit.

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  20. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    @KVerb where did u source Ti foil from?
  21. KVerb

    KVerb Trail Blazer

    Got it here.
    I ordered two 200x800mm pieces and asked to send them as one 200x1600mm piece. Also asked for some reduction and paid $35, but the price has dropped to where you'd pay that without a reduction. Shipped as a roll in a protective hard plastic tube.
  22. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Not much but I found hood in my PhD Yukon was a bit loose when really windy , so I begged some poppers off phd they came today ,nice little mod and a bit tighter fit F07027A3-CDB7-4DDF-9C02-8B22DF146471.jpeg
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  23. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Almost done making my big winter pack.
    V21 x PAC and dxg.
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    New pocket design so easily enough space to fit my shelter etc changed the compression systems too. Just waiting on some webbing to finish. Dunno if I'll take it to wales next week yet.
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    Last edited: Mar 25, 2018
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  24. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

    More fun with zipped pouches: a couple of peg bags absolutely not inspired by the ones made by @paul. ;) OK, my only claim to originality is adding a pull handle.

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    Yellow is Mk I and orange is Mk II which I lengthened a little (and an extra cm makes a world of difference in ease of handling long pegs). Fabric is spinnaker and the bottom of the bag is reinforced with a layer of self adhesive spinnaker on the inside. Mk I is 9 gr and Mk II 9.1 gr (I guess the extra length is compensated by using a wee bit less grosgrain).

    Matching thread goes a long way towards camouflaging sewing errors but it doesn't hide the puckering. I'll have to pay closer attention to the thread tension.
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  25. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

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    V2 of my 50l cuben pack, proper seams this time and v21 up from tx07 back panel, a bit stronger all round, if I get it done by Friday this is what I'll take to wales.
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