The "what have you made today" thread

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

  1. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

    That doesn't sound like rocket science! ;)
  2. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    Dog bed (for hammocking),
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    Tyvek bathtub, 75g
    (needed because I don't use a groundsheet)

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    fleece blanket, 295g

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    2 layers of (double silvered) Reflectix, 138g

    All up, 505g
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    Customer approves,
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    A lot easier to pack than my last effort of a 3mm CCF bathtub and blanket.
    Next stage is a suspended bugnet (from my hammock suspension, or trekking poles), with a shockcord base, prolly 150g 'ish.
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  3. Balagan

    Balagan Section Hiker

    Next project? ;)
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  4. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Ultralighter

    that gives me some ideas. I was thinking of some 3mm ccf and a blanket for the warmer months instead of the big 1.2Kg dog bed/sleeping bag I have for the hound, but I already have a big roll of reflectix sitting in the shed
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  5. KVerb

    KVerb Trail Blazer

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    3D printed Line-Lok style guy tensioner and emergency whistle, both in blaze orange :thumbsup:
    (not my designs, the whistle was downloaded here and the tensioner was adapted for extra rigidity from this original design)
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  6. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Section Hiker

  7. KVerb

    KVerb Trail Blazer

    Nozzle for a pump-bag that fits over my JR-gear pad valve and inside my GFs klymit/massdrop pad valve.
    What kind of bags do you all use and how durable are they? Currently I use a contractors bag which weighs a hefty 87g...
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  8. Arne L.

    Arne L. Section Hiker

    Exped Shnozzle since 2014, never had any issues with it.
  9. KVerb

    KVerb Trail Blazer

    Then maybe I'll look into butchering one of my 50L sil drybags, but I'd have to find a way to waterproof the nozzle... Any other advices with some more MYOG appeal?
  10. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Section Hiker

    Carbon fibre pole-jack with an insert to keep the pole centered and avoid pole wobble.

    I bet Zpacks and Rutalocura use bits of caulking gun nozzle aswell;)

    Mine has a spike too though :D

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  11. Daymoth

    Daymoth Trail Blazer

    Quick question, what type of thread do you use for rucksack amendments?
  12. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I use gutterman extra strong, the upholstery stuff.
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  13. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Depends on what type of repair. What are you doing, and is it by hand or machine?
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  14. Daymoth

    Daymoth Trail Blazer

    By hand, I am attaching a pocket to a hip belt. Used normal thread and today it just ripped off
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  15. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    If your desperate dental floss!
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  16. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Enzo has covered it then....if your buying, extra strong is available in most shops and isn't that much. FWIW, fishing line works quite well too at a push. :)
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  17. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    a classic climbing sack...gunna get bashed in US granite wall...
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  18. ColinHawke

    ColinHawke Trail Blazer

    Really nice! Yosemite? Some myog portaledges would be nice too :thumbsup:

    I’m going to make some of these too - using some left over waterproof canvas that I made my garden furniture covers from. I’m too old now to climb big walls again though .. :frown:
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  19. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Patrick Dickinson on youtube has just done a portaledge myog build, for tree camping apparently
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  20. ColinHawke

    ColinHawke Trail Blazer

    I like the D4 mini-me - it’s cute, not a burden to carry, easy to copy but probably not too comfy ;)
  21. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Section Hiker

    Finally made a pack. With lots of advise from @theoctagon

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    A prototype before using more exotic fabrics
  22. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    Nice! I would like to get that prototype if made of Tyvek. Thanks
  23. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    all done...the sack came out at cca. 370g as made of burly 1000D/500D cordura with 4 oz. nylon collar..some details
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  24. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    That looks great, well done :thumbsup:
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  25. Dave Vaughan

    Dave Vaughan Section Hiker

    Very nicely done!
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