The "what have you made today" thread

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

  1. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    A wee lesson (or 2) would help …..
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  2. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Nitecore NU25 headband mod. Thanks to Paul for the 2mm shock cord and double cord lock. The "knots" are just taughtline hitches. I tried different lacing and settled on that shown All up weight now 33g. I recon a head torch is essential safety kit and there's no excuse not to carry one at this weight.
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  3. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    A couple of pole connectors (18mm = 64g & 16mm = 60g) using these FLIP LOCKS, makes assembling a long pole from the two lower sections of a couple of walking poles quick, easy & strong. The 'locks' proved a lot easier to fit than the BD ones since they just push onto a square cut tube, the 'squeeze' bit is a separate plastic section. Took all of 10mins to cut two 15cm lengths of old pole & add the locks.

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  4. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Seems cheaper than the BD one’s too. IIRC it was about £20 to do a set of pacer poles.
  5. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    A lot cheaper, <$8 for 4.......I'd have no issues using them to convert a set of twist lock poles.
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  6. kamov

    kamov Trail Blazer

    Did some drilling yesterday:biggrin:
    Fiskars K40, pretty light knife similar to Mora, but lighter - 69g with sheath now. Not as durable as a typical Mora though.
    Toothbrush deluxe extended handle:D
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  7. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

  8. Taz38

    Taz38 Thru Hiker

    Dedication :D
  9. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    Venting. ;)
  10. Bmblbzzz

    Bmblbzzz Trail Blazer

  11. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

    Made the other day...I know a bit obsessed but love to tinker/build :D
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    Zipped roll top
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  12. Lempo

    Lempo Section Hiker

    Not really 'made' but customised.

    A little silicone loop band from Aliexpress keeps the lid in its place and can be used to lift off the hot lid when cooking. Also added silicone tubing on the handles of the pot.

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  13. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

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  14. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    What size is that silicone tubing please @Lempo ?
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    Lempo Section Hiker

  16. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    After I asked the question I went in search and found this: https://speedsterstoves.co.uk/pot-rests/pot-handle-insulation.html
    3mm inside 5mm OD

    I've ordered a metre of similar stuff from Ebay.
  17. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    As well as the handle hack, I'm thinking of modifying one of those £5 titanium windshields from Aliexpress to slide onto my pot over a ring of this silicone tube so that it can be used with a canister top gas stove. A bit like a short Caldera cone that just hangs down from the bottom of the pot about 2" so no danger of the canister heating up. I'll cut extra holes at the top and a slot for the handles. Just an idea at the moment.
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  18. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Section Hiker

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  19. PhilHo

    PhilHo Thru Hiker

    Stream of consciousness that knows no punctuation. :whistling:
  20. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Section Hiker

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    So I get reminded when you make your windscreen.
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  21. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

    The Clairvoyant :D
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  22. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Re PM, Yes that's deffo sail window mate. Used on dingy and windsurf sails for viability.
  23. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

  24. Lamont-Cranston

    Lamont-Cranston Section Hiker

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