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Sell valves
@bender: do you sell them, and are they the "naked" valves or do they include the plastic wedge (which would seem to make getting a leakproof bond to fabric a little easier)?

In Make Your Own Gear » Found source for inflatable mattress valves
August 12, 11:53am

Re: Found source for inflatable mattress valves
way cool! 1000 pc minimum order though. are you looking to buy and distribute, or encouraging someone else to? did you see this thing too?! http://ryderoutdoor.en.alibaba.com/product/33915732...

In Make Your Own Gear » Found source for inflatable mattress valves
August 11, 9:23am

Re: Learning to Sew?
+10 on just trying some stuff You will learn as you go, and the seam ripper will be your friend. I actually started mostly with kits (Ray Way tarp and quilt, bomber hat), and when I finishe...

In Make Your Own Gear » Learning to Sew?
June 07, 10:45am

re: Munter
There's really no question that the Munter is a useful belay technique. As for which biner to use...I say get one that's reasonably light, stop worrying about it, and get outside more. Wh...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » HMS (munter hitch, belay) carabiners
May 04, 10:53am

Re: Sewing cad software?
I wonder if it would be possible for BPL MYOGers to jointly get an enterprise license for one of the more expensive but way useful software packages...? Split the cost and maybe get it down to a r...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing cad software?
April 18, 9:41am

Re: Sewing cad software?
Having just gone through what felt like a fairly exhaustive search for free or reasonably priced sewing CAD software (Jan-Feb 2011), my conclusion is that you can either spend a ton of money and ge...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing cad software?
April 18, 9:38am

bias tape
I've used a thin nylon webbing from McMaster Carr, product 87975K54 (sorry, it's hard to link directly to a product on their site). It's very thin like grosgrain but also very flexible...

In Make Your Own Gear » Binding Raw edges-- what kind of binding tape/grosgrain?
April 11, 1:35pm

Lengthwise vs widthwise baffles for Quilt?
Zohar, I think your reasoning is right on. I say go for it. More horizontal baffles doesn't solve the problem of down shifting sideways off the top and down to the sides. Cheers, Andy

In Make Your Own Gear » Lengthwise vs widthwise baffles for Quilt?
March 29, 9:00pm

booties
why fake? anyways, here's a pair I made using synthetic insulation, CCF "midsole" and a "slip-not" (i think from quest outfitters, or maybe rockywoods) outsole: http://w...

In Make Your Own Gear » fake down booties?
March 29, 2:03pm

foam supplier
http://www.mcmaster.com/ practically a one-stop shop for all kinds of goodies - foam, aluminum tubes/rods/bars, plastic sheets, plastic tubing, valves, etc

In Make Your Own Gear » can someone point me to an online retailer for foam
March 28, 11:40am

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