The "what have you made today" thread

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

  1. Pala2

    Pala2 Backpacker

    I never managed to get a finish THIS clean on a stretch mesh pocket. This is beautiful
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  2. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Cheers mate

    Thanks, I just drink lots of coffee and go steady
  3. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Well, I could not sleep last night.
    After talking to a fellow pack making lunatic about strap attachment/back panel designs, I decided to try something new. This is the result from 6 hours zombie sewing.




    That will be the last for a while until my new material arrives. I'm pretty please with how that turned out, especially as I have used my last bits of orange HDPE :(
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  4. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Zombie sewing :eek::biggrin:

    I've run webbing from strap to back seam down to the buckle on a couple of packs, makes sense to me especially if you have daisy chain anyhow which I tend to.

    @cathyjc is the 66 the mini one? Always fancied one, that and a Featherlight.
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  5. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Yeh I've used webbing down the straps on a couple that I've made. I thought aesthetically as well as practically it would work on this pack.
  6. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    No, the 66 is "full size".
    The 99 is a compact form of the 66 .
    The "mini" versions of this generation of machines from Singer are the 221 and 222 also known as "feather weight".

    (..… as I understand it - happy to be corrected if I've got it wrong :cautious: )
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  7. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

  8. Pala2

    Pala2 Backpacker

    Finished my MYOG big three for the HRP this summer yesterday :)
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  9. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Very smart!
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  10. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

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  11. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    Someone has been busy!

    Looks great. Love to see more about them.
    Especially the shelter.
  12. Pala2

    Pala2 Backpacker

    Quick overview:

    Backpack (more pictures here): 415g
    -210D nylon x dyneema (special price from extremtextil)
    -stretch mesh from questoutfitters
    -40L, should be good for up to 12kg (with a full load of food and water)
    -closure system copied from the huckepacks phoenix
    -large sit-pad/mattress pocket along the back

    Shelter (pics here): 265g
    -not my own design (Original + other versions here )
    -skytex 32g/m²
    -bombproof with the setup using both trekking poles
    -vertical skirt can be either open for ventilation or staked down in bad weather
    -roomy (taking advantage of 150cm of the poles and the width of the skytex)
    -no zip for the doors, they are only overlapping (I'm happy with this system on my hexamid)

    Quilt (more pics there): 444g
    -10D nylon from Adventure Xpert (22g/m²)
    -300g down from (great quality)
    -dimensions similar to EE revelation short/regular
    -footbox closure system using KAM buttons, like on the quilts from As Tucas (I don't like zippers :rolleyes:)
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  13. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Tyvek tipi test pitch.



    Long wide pad on 9x5 foot groundsheet

    Last edited: May 30, 2020
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  14. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    Looks good, what do you think Rog, happy to start cutting the expensive stuff? How much does the tyvek version weigh?
  15. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Haven't weighed it yet. Zip still to go in and a vent so no hurry.

    Going to learn more sewing before I cut the Cuben and zip that. :confused:
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  16. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Section Hiker

  17. Enzo

    Enzo Thru Hiker

    I've never sewn a zip either... I get the impression with cuben they need to be to the thou.
    You often see less than tort panels next to zips in cuben shelters.

    I've got some.of the dutchware made ti zpacks door fasteners/lineloks so I'm planning on a 90cm zip then a section without a zip and the zpacks hooks. They'll act as zip protection and the zipless bit will be so far from the sleeping area I don't worry about any splashing.
    Plan was originally duplex type overlapping doors (weight saving!) but all the notch Li feedback said people much preferred zippered doors in weather.
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  18. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

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  19. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

  20. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Tyvek's a really nice, cheap, easy and functionally useful material to work with. Ideal for prototyping, and you get something useable as a result too. We'll try this out in Brittany in July/August in this form. I'm thinking of adding a removable 18" wall to create a calm weather winter shelter dimensionally similar to @Shewie 's excellent lavvo and installing a stove for comfort and large fried steaks.
  21. Foxster

    Foxster Ultralighter

    Can't think it's going to pack too well though.
  22. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    It does take quite a bit of scrunching and rolling before the material softens to a cloth-like hand.
  23. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    A nice feature is that after baking in full sun all morning closed up, the interior is cool. Ideal for sunny summer camps.
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  24. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    That's Tyvek.
    DCF is more like a 'glass house'. A couple of times I've had to exit rapidly as the temp. got impossible.
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  25. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    Not too bad in fact.


    Weight is bad though. 1030g with no zip yet. It is a big tent with much more space than a hex3 mind you.
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