The "what have you made today" thread

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

  1. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    Thought there might be room for a thread for stuff you've made that doesn't warrant its' own thread, but your ego needs you to show it off somewhere.
    To start it off, here's a hoop frame I made for my frameless Granite Gear Virga 2
    5mm carbon tubes, 3mm fibreglass rod and a bit of webbing, only adds 25g to the pack. 2016-01-19 22.26.36.jpg 2016-01-19 22.28.12.jpg 2016-01-19 22.31.41.jpg 2016-01-19 22.38.24.jpg
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  2. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    Great idea! Better hit the sewing machine!
  3. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    No photo - but todays 'make' was a powerstretch top for my daughter for inside her Drysuit (Chrissy pressie).
    Needs to have a crew/lowish neckline and most fleecy tops don't come that way.
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  4. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    I finally sorted out the vent on my solomid the other day


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    Last edited: Jan 21, 2016
  5. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I should do that to mine....much sewing involved?
  6. stormin'

    stormin' On a new journey

    Hey Gadget.I thought GG had sorted the side compression straps on the Virga 2 with slots through the stretch pockets.

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  7. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    To whom are you referring

    you can swing both ways, whatever floats your vessel.
  8. edh

    edh Thru Hiker


    I made this this morning.....does it count...?

    If I could freeze-dry the ****er I would!

    2016-01-20 09.21.19.jpg
  9. EM - Tacblades

    EM - Tacblades Ultralighter

    Well today a friend came round, and she had bought a present for her nephew, on the box it was a big kind of poles and hubs to make various shaped dens covered in a fabric. Quite cool, but when she wrapped it up it was only the poles and in small writing said you have to provide your own cover bit cheeky.

    So we whipped up a quick arctic camo, light weight ripstop polyester cover, hemmed edges, tie outs and a stuff bag. Saved the day, her nephew loves it. [​IMG]
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  10. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    I made a solution in need of a problem to solve.

    Maybe Egyptian backpacking society will want some :Đ

  11. EM - Tacblades

    EM - Tacblades Ultralighter

    i saw thoes triangle pockets on the youtube sewing channels, i like them but cant think what it could be used for compared to a box bag?

    Maybe good for money, keys and stuff? Will make a few and see, kids might love them :)
  12. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Toblerone caddy?
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  13. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    I have a use in mind but i need to alter the isosceles a bit to make it work.

    Genius Ed :D
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  14. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    My first thought - how many seams to sew compared to a box shape ?? - is it easier to make ??
  15. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    Two diamonds, one seam.
  16. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Its a rectangle. Normal zip attachment plus 2 seams. Quicker than a box pouch @cathyjc
  17. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

    Not all my own work as I haven't touched a sewing machine since school, some years ago.

    Snakeskin for my hammock tarp.

    Still fits in the original stuff sack but it's a squeeze.
    Pockets for the lines
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2016
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  18. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    My first play with Cuben. A pole bag for my Scarp1.

    1.0oz black cuben, sewn at the sides with taped reinforcement top and bottom. Grosgrain pull tabs, Velcro closure, bit of orange shock cord and mitten hook to stop me losing it.

    Dimensions when empty.. 520mm x 65mm. You could probably shorten it by 20mm if you wanted

  19. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    "snack pack" for nibbles/gorp/friut + nuts etc ?? ……….Attach to pack shoulder straps = ultimate accessibility :)
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  20. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    would be a good use.
  21. EM - Tacblades

    EM - Tacblades Ultralighter

    I think you had better all sit down before reading this post, but it is what i made today, a heavyweight 44g wallet.

    A new experience for me, some groups like retro gear so i started playing with olive 12oz (yes i did say 12oz) heavily waxed waterproof canvas, its more like leather or board than a fabric lol. You have to use a hammer to fold the seams.

    But came up with this wallet :) [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2016
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  22. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Added some GG grips to my Locus Gear poles today

    Last edited: Mar 5, 2016
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  23. WilliamC

    WilliamC Thru Hiker

    How easy was that, Matt?
    I've thought of doing the same, but the cost of the grips when shipping is added has always put me off.
  24. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    Really easy William,

    I made a slit along the length of the original grips and was able to peal them off in one piece, they only left a very small amount of residue on the pole.

    The mechanisms for the straps are unlike any I've seen before though:


    There's an exposed screw pointing upwards towards the top of the pole. The mechanisms twisted out easily enough, I wanted some sort of bung for the end of the pole so sawed the bottom end off the mechanism and gorilla glued it inside the end of the pole.

    The GG grips internal diameter is smaller than the LG poles but this didn't seem to be a problem, I just sprayed a load of hairspray inside the grips and on to the end of the pole and then quickly twisted the grip in to place.

    If I hadn't messed around making the bung it'd have taken less than 10 minutes to swap them over.
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  25. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    Hairspray....must restock....
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