The "what have you made today" thread

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

  1. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Section Hiker

    For a while I've wanted to make a synthetic quilt, after seeing other peoples quilts and how they used them in conjunction with down I wanted to give it a go.
    Before spending ££ on nice top fabrics, I've made a prototype today using the fabric from @Gadget via the pay it forward thread. Apex, grosgrain and locks from https://www.adventurexpert.com and other bits I had laying around.

    The Box of Goodies :p

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    Cut to size, 220cm, 140cm across the top, 120cm across the bottom.

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    The finished quilt.

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    50cm zip with shock cord draw sting in a separate channel top and bottom.

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    Cord locks and loops, one just above the zip, another 50cm up form that and another 50cm up ;)

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    310g with the extra shock cord that weighs 4g so the total quilt weight is 306g. With a stuff sack it should be around 325g.

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    Clip and draw cord at the top of the quilt.

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  2. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

    Very nice.
  3. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Nice quilt :thumbsup:
    Apex 67 at that weight?
    I usually make a pigs ear of synthetic quilts!
  4. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Section Hiker

    Yup, 67 is what I ordered. Where you expecting heavier or lighter?
  5. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

    That's a pretty good weight. My GramXpert 67 quilt is 345 grams.
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  6. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Nicely done Dave
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  7. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Section Hiker

    Cheers all, just the prototype. I want to make one using Pertex or argon for proper use.
  8. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

    Ten minutes with a tube cutter, a dremel and a hammer turned two old pole sections into an extender for twist lock poles. With a bit of luck, it will fit an old pair of Leki Makalus...

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  9. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Its a good weight, think my first overbag was 360 ish but there is a lot more fabric than a quilt. My huge robic one is a smidge over 400g but I'm not going to trim it as it has space to stuff wet boots etc in a bag under my feet so they don't freeze.
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  10. Robert P

    Robert P Trekker

    My attempt at a Flat Cat Bobcat-style stove earlier this year. Quite satisfying, and a good little stove. 20180116_212137.jpg 20180116_212159.jpg

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  11. Robert P

    Robert P Trekker

    And another alcohol burner. I like this one - aesthetically pleasing and efficient.
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  12. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Section Hiker

    Bet the flame pattern looks good
  13. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    Added a hood to a workmate's topquilt,
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    Used Kam snaps, it's an old down zipoff hood from an Aliexpress sleeping bag (I made that into a underquilt for him).
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  14. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Great pose Paul:D
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  15. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

    Is that Shug's guitar in the background? ;)
  16. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    I don't stalk Shug.... honest!
    Luckily (for you) I don't have any musical or juggling talents.
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  17. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Astrocup! 59g and keeps coffee warm enough for long enough. Starting as an iced coffee maker you can seal it for shaking so better than what it replaces for using malto / coffee sachets. Also a better shape for cold soaking refried beans etc IMG_20180515_065809.jpg
  18. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

    Glad you found your long-sought coffee-on-the-go cup! Now you'll have to dump some M&Ms to compensate for the 59 gr. Or carry a dedicated shoe- and stake-cleaning kit. ;)
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  19. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I'll eat the M&M's to save the weight....;)
    Its actually ~40g lighter than the double wall mug it replaces
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  20. Stu Sibley

    Stu Sibley Summit Camper

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    Chalk bag made from an Ikea sack and some felt off-cut
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  21. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    @Teepee would Versachem work as zipper sealant. Thinking to add few brushes onto inside of the zipper fabric to make it more water resistant
  22. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Flowable windshield sealant? I've used it and yes. Be careful, it really does run and level out. No thinning needed. :thumbsup:
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  23. Lightlix

    Lightlix Trekker

    First post from my side apart from saying hello in this forum: Just finished a new backpack:

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    Of course I didn't forget about the shoulder strap pockets :wink: But it still has no bottom pocket...

    The pack comes at 207g and fits up to 40l I estimate. Materials are nearly all from Extremtextil:
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  24. Lightlix

    Lightlix Trekker

    Also, if someone would like to build a backpack soon and could use a sketch:

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    Feel free to use it :) I will also make a second version of this backpack with some other materials :)
  25. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    @Lightlix

    Nice work. :thumbsup: Your dims are identical to my 40l packs.
    I like the simplicity of your shoulder strap design.

    Watch that mesh though, it's not that strong and mice love it. :beaver: :hungry:

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