The "what have you made today" thread

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

  1. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker


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  2. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    More a “ Can someone make me :angelic: “ rather than I have made post
    I’m wanting a strap system to hold a shelter on the top of my Mld Exodus pack ,I’m happy to pay I can’t seem to find one to buy
  3. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Doesn't it have a Y strap?
  4. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Sadly not
  5. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Drop me a pm with description, sketch, of what you are thinking of & I'll see what I can do.
    I've a stock of webbing, grossgrain, fabric & plastic bits so should be able to help out......& it's raining:(
  6. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

  7. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    very boxy foxy.
  8. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

    New bag for a wee Microspike cramps...33g..stores flat when empty
    Teepee, The Cumbrian, Robin and 7 others like this.
  9. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Decided to mod the Aegismax Down Balaclava after consulting an expert (the OH), I took about 7cm off the circumference by taking in a dart down both of the back seams, row of basting first then ran the Singer over; not exactly Haute Couture but it worked.
    The fit's a lot better & no down lost.
    Balaclava mods.jpg
    rikdon, Chiseller, theoctagon and 5 others like this.
  10. Lempo

    Lempo Ultralighter

    And it's reversible, since it looks like you didn't cut anything out.
  11. The Cumbrian

    The Cumbrian Trail Blazer

    Will you be selling any of these?
  12. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    Looks well made job...…..I made something similar a couple of years ago (usually stored in side pocket) & after use decided to rework into a more 3D shape for ease of use.
    Why did you go with a waterproof zip? I just used standard #5 coil.
  13. Foxster

    Foxster Ultralighter

    Are you going to use it as intended to sleep in and, if so, did you try it? Only I'd say you'd want it nice and baggy for that. But if you want it for outdoor use then I can see making it snug is a good idea.
  14. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Enquiring minds would like to know: why did you sew on the outside instead of inside?
  15. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    For evening wear & sleeping in, I normally use my Blackrock down beanie but below -2C find it a bit cool, it was below -10C the last time I was out. I found that when open enough to be able to breath 'outside' it was too loose to be efficient; even after taking 7cm out it's still a reasonably loose fit. I reckon the minimum face hole without overly swashing the down is still around 8cm...…….they're just made BIG.
    Because I used got the OH to place fabric clips along the seam first to nip it in to the 'correct' size (after shaking the down forward), I suppose I could have turned it inside out first, but after completing this step I decided it didn't matter from a functional point of view.
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  16. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    That is a simple and valid reason. I was just wondering if there was a technical one... :thumbsup:

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