The "what have you made today" thread

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

  1. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    Few more details:D 20190310_160609.jpg
    Measured volume cca. 25l
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  2. Chip

    Chip Trekker

    Hexamid/tramplite style dcf tarp. Overall happy with it, too snowy outside to do a real test pitch so a bit difficult to assess how tight it will pitch though. Plan is for it to be my decent weather tarp for weekend outings in my local (central Scandinavian) mountains. Weighs 138 grams without front line, waiting to cut that one until I can do a real test pitch.


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  3. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Great job Chip

    What weight dcf did you use?
  4. Chip

    Chip Trekker

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  5. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

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  6. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Wasn’t going to make any more but after the fabric slipped in to my basket I figured one more won’t hurt:


    Lots of little bits to finish, straps to trim, add elastics, finish the strap ends etc but it’s not far off


    Resin coated dyneema body, hdpe gridstop for the straps and side pockets, dyneema stretch mesh main and shoulder pockets.

    V2 style stashable 40mm belt. Stretch mesh bottom pocket. Last pack I’m making!
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2019
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  7. jack4allfriends

    jack4allfriends Trekker

  8. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    "Wasn’t going to make any more but after the fabric slipped in to my basket I figured one more won’t hurt"....

    was going to get off the bottle but after I've seen that beer I figured one more wont hurt:banghead:...addicts:D
  9. Guinevere

    Guinevere Trekker

    I made myself some 'mushrooms' to fit atop a pair of carbon fibre poles to spread the load. Rather than the 8mm tip of the pole holding up my trekking pole tent (Lanshan 2) there's now a 25mm wide 'mushroom'

    These are 3D Printed in PLA so are rigid. They add 3mm to the height of the pole. Weight on my scales is 1g, but the slicing software says they use 3g of plastic - either way, they're light.

    8mm = 0.5cm2

    25mm = 4.9cm2

    A tenfold increase in surface area, I'm happy with that.


    The 'Thing' to print.

    The poles:

    If anyone wants a set made, get in touch.
  10. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Nice one!
  11. Robert P

    Robert P Backpacker

    I used a slightly less sophisticated approach to make a protector for my Pacerpole tips to use with my Tramplite shelter. The pacerpoles don't work well handle-up due to the shape of the handles. Table tennis ball + shortened MLD pole extender, with cord fastener. It works well, 19g.
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  12. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    UL strap for the nitecore NU25. 31.76g :D including the headlamp. 20190314_180113.jpg
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  13. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    It's the batteries that weight ……. :whistling:.
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  14. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    It's got a rechargeable 500 mah battery built in :p need the USB for my phone/powerbank anyway so that is the full weight.
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  15. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

  16. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker


    More weight trimmed from the Prophet today, feels much better without that 1.59g weighing me down :rolleyes:

    Also replaced one of the side/top compression buckles with a female adjust version

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  17. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    That's already 1/4 of a pack of seaweed you can bring along without feeling guilty. ;)
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  18. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

  19. tom

    tom Thru Hiker

    Impressice scale that.... :)
  20. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    Just don't let the police catch you with it ;). Especially if you have odourproof bags as well.
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  21. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    Not a deal breaker here ....but quick paper model confirmed that...corrugated plastic sheet and 4 kam snaps will work...awaiting plastic

  22. Henry

    Henry Trail Blazer

    Not so much “what have you made” but “what-have-you-discovered-that-gives-you-a-weird-perverse-satisfaction?”

    But I couldn’t find that thread.

    So I use a 1000 SOTO hard anodised aluminium pot. It’s 122g and has a non stick surface. Great for cooking. Two down sides: no lid and awful to drink from. Lid would be £24 (?!?) or MYOG.

    Enter a little 500ml plastic bowl from work: 011EBCA6-10A5-4823-8DB2-8250793FDCFE.jpeg

    Perfect lid, seals spot on, I can see inside the pot when boiling or cooking, heat tolerant medical grade plastic, has measuring markers on the outside, and as a final bonus: 46642681-E600-4BED-9FD3-7DBDA99815D4.jpeg

    fits inside both the 1000 and 600 pots as a “liner” and turns the pots into a mug. Stops me burning my lips on the aluminium!

    And it weighs 30g.

    The pleasure I got from this discovery is seriously concerning.
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  23. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Section Hiker

    Haha, not just me then


    I’l transfer the pattern to the yellow corrugated plastic it’s sat on tomorrow but i’l have to use Velcro as the spikes on kam snaps aren’t long enough :(
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  24. slovhike

    slovhike Section Hiker

    @Tartanferret was looking at PVC file folder as well......hhhmmm how about metal snap instead of kam snaps....
  25. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    They make longer versions :)
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