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re: fibre alignment
> One, Apex, and Primaloft Sport, all have fibers going primarily in one direction Aha. I've only ever used Thinsulate, which is pretty random. So, single axis quilting perpendicular ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Stabilizing Primaloft 1.8 in quilt, could use some advice
March 12, 12:04pm

re: Re: are squares needed?
> To me, the rows of stitches that parallel the fibers of the insulation won't do much, because you can easily pull apart the insulation in that direction so it won't do much But once...

In Make Your Own Gear » Stabilizing Primaloft 1.8 in quilt, could use some advice
March 09, 8:48am

boundary conditions
> I was spending a lot of time thinking about boundary conditions that should be used to solve the equation. Then it struck me, most tents have a series of clips or sleeves that constrain the po...

In Make Your Own Gear » Calculations for Tent Poles
March 09, 7:41am

are squares needed?
Surely if you simply sew a set of stabilising lines in one direction, that will be fine? Aren't we simply trying to stop the wadding moving about, and sewing in one direction only should do ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Stabilizing Primaloft 1.8 in quilt, could use some advice
March 08, 11:54am

stressed membrane
> Unfortunately, a tent pole does not undergo small deflections, so most standard solutions can't be used. Not only that, but it's supporting a stressed membrane (assuming it's a ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Calculations for Tent Poles
March 08, 11:49am

re: choke
> Nope....it's variable....we'll be releasing it soon. Ah, so it's practically identical to the FeatherFire adjustment then? A band surrounding the air intakes that can be constr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Caldera Cones - My Adventures in Improving the ULC system
February 28, 11:01am

re: Find a strap that melts at 50C
> Find a strap that melts at 50C I like it... a fail-safe design. I bet you can find a wax (synthetic or otherwise) with a suitable melting point... I bet Blu-tac softens enough at 50C,...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil Heat Exchanger
February 20, 12:12pm

re: Old Design
Jack Hoster said (in one incarnation of the post...): [quote] That's the best stove/shield setup I've every seen! My concern about the cone design was that the creators released it p...

In Make Your Own Gear » My Caldera Clone
February 20, 11:29am

re: choke
Rand's choke looks like the same concept as the Featherfire choke. Only at a fixed setting (can't tell from the photos). I've played with a variable choke on a chimney stove before;...

In Make Your Own Gear » Caldera Cones - My Adventures in Improving the ULC system
February 20, 10:36am

re: backfiring
A bit hard to say without seeing the stove design in question, but in chimney-style stoves, I've found that it's due to inadequate airflow through the burner, so the flame front moves back ...

In Make Your Own Gear » backfiring alchy stove
February 14, 5:50am

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