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making a zipper water resistant
seal sealer, thinned out with toluene..i loaded this mixture into a syringe and ran a small amount on the cloth section of zipper...it wicked into the cloth quickly. just don't go "over bo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Way to waterproof a zipper?
February 16, 7:53pm

90degree bulkhead fitting- food grade
try as i could, just couldn't find a pic of the bottom of one of these...so, would a 90 dregree bulkhead fitting do? thee bottom rim would be sitting on the hose, but if there's any kinda ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tubbing bulkhead for Sea to Summit bucket
May 08, 4:46pm

hem/ no hem
i suppose it depends on what you're making. in my case, currently working on a tarp- so i'm looking to reinforcing the edges for strength. i'm hemming with d.sided adheasive. but if no ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Edges, newbie to cuben
May 03, 11:42am

all metals except gold,platinum,palladum corrode spontaneously
is this "marine enviroment" in the water or in the air?. if in the water then i wouldn't paint or otherwise coat it. this will lead to "crevice corrosion". if in the air i w...

In Make Your Own Gear » Stainless surface corrosion
April 15, 10:44am

logic
i would think that a circular patch roughly the same number of square inches would hold together better , since the boundry would be much longer and spread the load out over a greater area. of cour...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tarp Tie Out Logic Check
December 26, 4:51pm

3m 9460vhb tape
if it has to be glued on i would trust nothing but 3m 9460vhb tape. with a primer to clean the contact area first. i have seen both in at least one cuben supplyers site. sorry but i can't remem...

In Make Your Own Gear » Strong adhesive for ultrasil?
December 18, 10:31pm

cheap entry level machine
the singer 15-91( gear driven, reverse, and heavy) is pretty cheap, as these things go. i spent 20$ to purchase one mounted in a cabinet( i settled for this, even though i started out looking for ...

In Make Your Own Gear » im ready for a big boy sewing machine
December 02, 11:32am

alt to machie tool benders
i have seen bending jigs made of plywood for "one offs". it does require some time to build but might be worth considering.

In Make Your Own Gear » UL Backpack Fram Question
December 02, 11:16am

splitting froe
the "EOD ROBOTICS BREACHER BAR"might be worth a look at COUNTY COMM. it looks like a really nice peice of steel and the cutting edge can be lenghtened a bit. and kydex sheaths are available

In Make Your Own Gear » UL Titanium Hatchet
November 23, 2:25pm

carbon fiber
a few years ago i bought a few rolls of carbon graphite (carbon fiber) in yarn form from aircraft spruce and specilty. in yarn, all the strands of carbon are oriented in the same direction.( not li...

In Make Your Own Gear » Carbon fiber question
November 12, 10:41pm

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