The "what have you made today" thread

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

  1. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    I think yor Tim Vine ipower is running low young Jedi.

    I was awaiting the "pringle socks to be very crisp"
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  2. Lempo

    Lempo Thru Hiker

    stop Vineing!

    I had my shot today so I’m a bit off my game... :rolleyes:
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  3. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Double walled alcohol stove. I bought a Evernew knockoff a few weeks ago and it was awful, circa 2 minutes until it even bloomed and poor performance after that, I thought I would have a go at making one. The MYOG version blooms in 19 seconds, more efficient and boils 500ml water much much faster.

    Now I know it works, I will probably make a cleaner, tidier version.


    1 x normal sized can, 1 x red bull can, ceramic wick material.

    Evernew copy/knockoff

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  4. Fossil Bluff

    Fossil Bluff Thru Hiker

    @Dave V - I bought one of those Ti knock off stoves as well - absolutely dreadful, as you say a couple of minutes to bloom.
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  5. Foxster

    Foxster Section Hiker

    From my experience, the knock-offs are just missing wick between the walls. Seems a silly over-sight by them as it wouldn't take much to have included it.
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  6. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker


    The real Evernew ones give a huge "output' once going.
    I used them for several years when we were a family of 4 camping togther and using pots of 1.5 and 2 ltrs.
    I wouldn't dream of using one on a smaller pot - waste of fuel and grossly inefficient - but you'll struggle/wait ages to get larger pots boiling on anything less than the Evernew.
    Horses for courses.

    I wouldn't bother with the cheap knock off ones that have no wick - silly idea.
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  7. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Yeh, I’ve had another knockoff a while back but this one mentioned a ‘wick’ in the listing which has now been removed. Something for the gear cupboard hah.
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  8. Padstowe

    Padstowe Thru Hiker

    Depending where you got it you might be able to send it back.
    I got one off amazon few years back, think I was on a prime trail at the time. Wrote back to them saying it took 2mins or so to be able to get to a working state which made it useless for it's purpose, they took it back no problem, even sent someone to the house to collect if I mind right.
    I then got the evernew one for around £25, I use it for winter day hikes to make tea, very inefficient on fuel but am on a day hike.
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  9. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Amazon have always been pretty decent when it comes to returns. This one was from eBay and I was refunded but told to keep stove as it would cost more to return. I think I paid £12 for it initially.
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  10. Cranston

    Cranston Thru Hiker

    Neat job Dave. Looks sweet as. I have the similar one from Dutch but due to the constantly dry conditions and the bloody monster flame that comes out of it I've been hesitant to use it. Is the flame from this higher than the one you'd get from the other metho stoves?
    I would drip a couple of mls on the string wicky thing wrapped around the body of the stove.
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  11. Balagan

    Balagan Thru Hiker

    There are few things more satisfying than replacing the worn zipper pull on a tent fly. It's always the cheapest component that fails first and renders the rest unusable...
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  12. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

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  13. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Kind of a prototype pack, before completing some custom requests. Also to time and test myself after being unwell. A few tweaks needed but overall happy. Around 4 hours to complete , I had made the straps the evening before though ;)

    30Ltr (as pictures, additional 7ltr in collar with 4 rolls) frameless, beltless, medium- long back length. No weight as scales packed away with the rest of the kitchen.






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  14. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    That looks amazing!!
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  15. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    MYOG monk tarp

    1.52m x 3.3m

    20D silpoly

    12 perimeter tie-outs and two panel pulls all with slide locks. Two internal hangers.

    293g in it’s DCF bag.

    See if you can spot the farmer on his quad bike after he’d questioned me about my intentions on camping there.


    I’m thinking about adding some detachable pitchlock corners to the rear to free up some real estate. :)
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  16. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    Looking good!! What is the pitching hight in the photo?

    Making progress on the rain jacket..
    Concealed pockets done
    Pockets are half mesh and half main fabric. Plan is to have the possibility to turn it jn its own pocket and let it dry when needed.

    Super fabric to work with!

    Question anyone have any experience with seam taping? Do you tape when done or now a major part is done and have easier access?
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  17. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    @gamemaster84 poles are 125cm. Less on the A-frame. Might try single pole with a pole jack which is how I set up my Trailstar if I’m using my inner.

    is that what you are thinking?

    I wanted to try different heights, even took the pole jack but between..
    “Gerrof moy land” and “Daddy.. I can’t feel my feet”...
    I had to cut it short :frown:
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  18. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    :p:pThanks yes.

    A while back I was thinking of making a monk or a cricket tarp. Couldn't decide and made a trailstar eventually :) But would still want a smaller and lighter tarp.
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  19. ADz

    ADz Thru Hiker

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  20. gamemaster84

    gamemaster84 Ultralighter

    I'd like to try and make one myself but there are so many kinds of guides... Could you tell me how you made this one? Or point me to a good guide?
  21. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    I didn’t follow a guide. It’s pretty simple though tbh. Make the top half of a red bull can stove and slide it inside the outer larger can. You will have to size the outer can accordingly. Once your happy with the fit you will need to JB weld them together or use another high heat glue.

    Then add the wick to the inside walls of the inner and outer sections, add wick to the lower part of the larger can be your done.
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  22. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker


    I really need to get out more
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  23. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    But how much does it weigh ?
    And what did you use for the sole ?
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  24. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

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  25. theoctagon

    theoctagon Thru Hiker

    30g for the pair, sole is 3mm foam from the scrap box
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