The "what have you made today" thread

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

  1. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    I'll have to test it. It was something I noticed on a video from tacblades. But I think I made the opening to far up. I'll post a pic when I can test it.
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  2. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    Membrane silpoly cut out and reinforcement patches glued on with elastosil E43.
    Now waiting till its dry :(

    Luckily a mate of mine had a wharehouse... So 7m of fabric isn't a problem :)
    IMG_20210225_105942.jpg IMG_20210225_144324.jpg
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  3. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    I'm not sure yet what I'm going to use as tie out.
    I have some 12mm grossgrain ribbon and 25mm polyester webbing.
    If i want to sew it trough the seam on the ridgeline and on the hem, 25mm seems to wide. The hem and seam is about 10mm when done.
    But webbing is probably more durable.

    What do you guys use?
  4. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

    Jealous of all that floor space.
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  5. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    Haha I wish I could get some space permanently, setup my sewing machine and cutting table.... Dream on.....
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  6. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

    25mm would be a bit chunky, I've got thin grosgrain on my summer tarp, hasn't been a problem but I avoid my lines sliding through. Do you have any D rings or line locks for the RL/ tieouts?
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  7. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    I've got some beastie d's, normal D rings and rings.
    Did you use 10 or 12mm?
  8. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

    Its 10mm, which has been strong enough for what is needed.
    I used a larks foot to attach shock cord loops that contain the line lock so there is almost no movement/friction on the tieouts.
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  9. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    Thanks! I was thinking the same. I have 1mm dyneema cord. It will tear the grosgrain pretty quickly I think so is was thinking of using shock cord as well.
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  10. slovhike

    slovhike Thru Hiker

    Getting ready for the first drop
  11. Roo

    Roo Summit Camper

    Thanks! Definitely be interested to see it!
  12. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    Tarp finished.
    Made out of membrane silpoly. Its a black cat hex tarp.
    I'll test it out tomorrow just some progress pics. :)

    IMG_20210226_184930.jpg IMG_20210226_134719.jpg IMG_20210226_133929.jpg
    Weight with no cordage 227gram :):):)
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  13. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Had one, came free with a superfly I bought off eBay iirc. Never used it. All my stuff either goes on the shelf of my blackbird or ends up under my bottom.


    Think of a monkfish
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  14. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    My first hammock and tarp pitch... Don't laugh probably made a ton of mistakes :angelic:
    I don't have a possibility to hang in the garden, so I went to the park :).

    I used toggles for the tarp ridgeline
    They work pretty good. Lightweight and with the cord wrapped around a few times it doesn't give a mm.


    Peak bag, I don't know if I'll use it. It's not very easy stuff something in it. But on the other it could function as a pillow too (if I need one..)

    Total weight hammock, tarp, suspension, cordage total 873gram
  15. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    The peak shelves in Dutch's Chameleon are clever, they need some extra hardware but I really them.

    I switched over to a Chameleon a few years ago and thought I'd really miss the shelf on my WBBB, but they do work really well and hold a decent amount of bits.
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  16. dgowenlock

    dgowenlock Summit Camper

    Looks great, nice one. I found I got a lot of shoulder squeeze when I tried hammocking but your photos are making me want to give it another go.
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  17. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    Can't wait to try it out. But first the covid curfew has to be removed. :(
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  18. Ed the Ted

    Ed the Ted Ultralighter

    Looks great!! I'm sure you can do some pre curfew napping.
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  19. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    Thirst thing in the agenda.. Create a way too hang in the garden :):):)
    Also handy for testing quilt hanging etc...
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  20. Meadows

    Meadows Section Hiker

    That looks great, and at a very respectable weight, there's a real benefit to the sil poly.
    How do those toggles on the tarp work?
  21. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    Another shameless copy of tacblades ;)

    And it works fine. Sometimes it's a bit difficult to adjust where the tensioner is located. The move it up and down the guyline. I'll test it some more.
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  22. flyfifer

    flyfifer Trail Blazer

    Could you post a link for the figure 8 toggles please.
  23. flyfifer

    flyfifer Trail Blazer

    I looked up Tacblades for Dragon loop knot tying instructions so here is the link

  24. tja

    tja Summit Camper

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  25. flyfifer

    flyfifer Trail Blazer

    Woops, I missed that link

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