The "what have you made today" thread

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

  1. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Tyvek tipi under construction :D

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  2. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Don't you have a 5 X 4m cutting table Rog? Lol
    Wish I did, puts me off doing shelters, so hard to get precision with wonky floor tiles.

    Almost worth getting a sheet of 8x4 MDF to mark out and cut on.
  3. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    It's upside down to avoid upsetting sensibilities on the forum, but between you and me, the 8x4 marking and bonding sheet you see in the photo is <whisper>, a UKIP signboard. Lol.
  4. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    You know that means it'll fall down soon as we have a stiff easterly don't you? Unless it makes a free trade agreement with...............:D:D:D
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  5. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    I just hope it doesn't look like a dunces cap when I peg it out and shove the pole in. :asshat: :(
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  6. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Created a haven for swinging in the garden.... Being able to unwind in a Hammock has been missing from my life for too long...
    Liberated a couple of lengths from this demolition site... Had to cut & carry for a good distance before meeting my brother in law to get them on the roof of his van and drop them off...
    Holes dug, bark stripped, ends charred..
    Well sunk 30" IMG_20200519_180618.jpg
    Poles erected and truly compacted using a sledgehammer and timber 'ponncer'
    Hammock hung but not tested yet... (see my patreon channel for maiden swing later :troll:)
    Beer run and bbq to get underway before I lay back and dream....
    I'm as happy as a cow eating a pineapple..... That's before the cow realises it's its last meal :stop:
    Later folks... I'm declaring mesen 'incommunicado' for a few hours :whistling:
    Sithee :thumbsup:
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  7. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker


    Is that the start of cabin fever? ;)

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  8. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

  9. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Ha, we've been talking about putting hammocks up in the garden again :)
    Hadn't thought of just cutting some trees, I was going to buy 4 oak sleepers.

    Much better (and cheaper! ) Idea.
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  10. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Beware the laws of leverage. Ask Archimedes...
  11. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Who you calling fat ! :D
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  12. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    As above, so below.
  13. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    It's always now
  14. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    A set of tieout reinforcements taped up and ready to go on the tyvek tipi.

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  15. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    More tyvek tieout testing today. 35kg held up fine for 15mins until the suspension loop tore along the dotted line where we zigzagged twice over.

    The tape on the tieout reinforcement didn't budge, but the panel material around the top of it stretched a bit. I'll overbond with a 6" semicircle and call it a wrap.



    Last edited: May 22, 2020
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  16. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    To do list and finalised combined tieout/reinforcement design.

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  17. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Another pack prototype complete. This time for a small/medium back length.

    30+7Ltr internal
    0.7 in each side pocket and 2 in front mesh
    Dyneema 210D Gridstop with 210D PU ripstop. Evazote EV50 9mm shoulder straps with 3mm 3D mesh, 2/4 way stretch mesh


    Apart from the packs I've done for a youngster and two friends, I have always sized packs for me so I thought I would make a belles, small/medium just going off recommend back lengths.




    Some detail shots





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  18. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Not really myog any more mate, more bespoke artisan :thumbsup:
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  19. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Singer ?? 201 ?? :)
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  20. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    99 that one. I have a 201 down south but can't get to it ATM
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  21. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I seem to have started a collection …… :oops::bag:.
  22. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    That was my first 'classic' been in the family from new. I then picked up a 99 and soon after the 201. It was going to cost too much to get them all shipped up from Devon mid lockdown so I found this 99.

    It arrived with a broken box but I had repaired that. I had the machine apart, cleaned and serviced and its running like a dream :)
  23. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I have a 'extra' 66 (with motor) in a small table - that I've been needing to move on for the last 12 mnths - shame it could have come your way for much less bother.
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  24. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    My better half knows about the machine I've got. if I added more, I think I'd be in trouble heh heh
    Thanks for the thought though :)
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  25. FOX160

    FOX160 Thru Hiker

    @Dave V Really like the look of the material, and nicely made too.
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