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my attempt...
Here's my attempt to make a lightweight lid from Al drinks can wall: MYOG lightweight pan lid The buckled, folded edge isn't as neat as you'd get by hammering, or using a decent p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a Lid out of Alum. Flashing
November 07, 11:55am

Glue is inelegant
I don't like using glue, silicone sealant or flue tape for making alcohol stoves, as it's generally unnecessary, and is an inelegant solution to the problem for low-pressure burners. The...

In Make Your Own Gear » JB Weld for alcohol stove?
September 25, 10:47am

Cotter pin
The cotter pin is to provide something to spread the load in the hand, when using the pin vice to hold a sturdy needle when sewing tough materials such as leather, as you might have to for repairs....

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
September 05, 12:04pm

Punctuation is important...
> There is no such thing as a Cad plated aluminum anything. Excuse my poor punctuation; it was meant to be a list of two items that had been mentioned in the thread, only I used a comma inste...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
September 05, 4:25am

It's a sewing kit...
7075 aircraft spec aluminium, mil-spec, cadmium-plated cotter pins... Isn't this all just a bit OTT for a sewing kit...?

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
September 04, 11:48am

resistor droppers
> Resistors are used to reduce the vehicles 12 v down to whats required for the led's They can be, yes, but, following a lightweight/efficiency ethos, you're better off using a switch...

In Make Your Own Gear » 9v LED Do-it-Yourself project
August 30, 8:29am

Other toothpaste
I confess that I use travel samples for toothpaste; either a 15ml thing of Thera-Med, or sample tubes of normal toothpaste (free from your dentist, usually). e.g. Thera-Med sample http://www....

In Make Your Own Gear » You know you're having fun when...
August 21, 5:54am

ah, that's what it is...
> I resorted to stuffing them with a pillow. [breathes sigh of relief] ;-) Chaps, I think, is the closest to what you have, although I guess they're individual leggings suspended fr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Crotchless Pants
August 20, 12:03pm

Waterproof zip
This might be used to replace my suggested placket (aka flap protecting the zip). But I think your logic regarding use and the big hole at the top is probably sound; how 'waterproof' do yo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Adding a zip to an Event Bivy.
August 12, 10:13am

If you can add a zip...
If you are competent at sewing a zip, then I don't see any real problem. I'd probably remove any seam seal tape (warm iron and brown paper; the reverse of my OM article on repairing waterp...

In Make Your Own Gear » Adding a zip to an Event Bivy.
August 11, 6:49pm

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