Discussion in 'DIY & MYOG' started by Gadget, Jan 19, 2016.
Tyvek tipi under construction
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.
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.
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...............
I just hope it doesn't look like a dunces cap when I peg it out and shove the pole in.
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"
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 )
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
Later folks... I'm declaring mesen 'incommunicado' for a few hours
Is that the start of cabin fever?
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.
Beware the laws of leverage. Ask Archimedes...
Who you calling fat !
As above, so below.
It's always now
A set of tieout reinforcements taped up and ready to go on the tyvek tipi.
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.
To do list and finalised combined tieout/reinforcement design.
Another pack prototype complete. This time for a small/medium back length.
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
Not really myog any more mate, more bespoke artisan
Singer ?? 201 ??
99 that one. I have a 201 down south but can't get to it ATM
I seem to have started a collection …… .
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
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.
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
@Dave V Really like the look of the material, and nicely made too.
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