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re: vortex
When the JetBoil came out, I scribbled a few alternative HX ideas. One of which was spiral fins around the outside of the pan....

In Make Your Own Gear » Fins on a Rockstar can
January 11, 12:20pm

Jerry; yeah, the wide strip strapped the HX to the pan, but it seemed way OTT for that function. I think you replied on one of the linked threads, with your wire suggestion; same idea as a thin st...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fins on a Rockstar can
January 11, 12:17pm

re: Lid suggestions
Here's a way of making a reasonably robust but lightweight lid from drinks can sidewall. The edge is pretty rough, but if you had fancy edge-rolling tools, you could do a much better job. I o...

In Make Your Own Gear » Caldera Cones - My Adventures in Improving the ULC system
January 11, 11:02am

re: Variations on Fins on a Rockstar can
Nicely done HX , David. Having folded a lot of Al for the SqueezeBox stove, I'd suggest running something along the short folded section if you want to flatten it; if the foil is soft and th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fins on a Rockstar can
January 11, 10:55am

the contentious script
Well, as the originator of the troublesome clone generator script, I've been pondering this thread, and I guess it's time to comment. It was never my intention to cause damage to Rand an...

In Make Your Own Gear » My Caldera Clone
January 11, 6:13am

re: alternative sewing?
The other thing I thought of last night is the use of zig-zag stitching, rather than a simple straight seam. Anything to break up that line of weakness. Zig-zag stiching is commonly used in load-...

In Make Your Own Gear » Dynamic Reinforcement Patch Testing
January 06, 7:53am

alternative sewing?
If the failure is at the sewn seam (circumferential), why not change the sewing to radial lines from the attachment point? It might cause the tie-out to tear into strips, but this might at least h...

In Make Your Own Gear » Dynamic Reinforcement Patch Testing
January 05, 11:56am

re: Credit where it's due-
[cough]Flissure joint[/cough] ;-)

In Make Your Own Gear » Pleated conical alky stove
January 05, 11:46am

re: Ascensionist fabric and Dryskin
My recollection of the Ascensionist (and ReadyMix before it) is that the fabric is very tightly woven; much more so that Dryskin. It's also thinner, with a much lighter 'fluff' on the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Patagonia Ascensionist-esque fabric?
December 20, 6:14am

re: testing air permeability
I prefer to blow through fabrics to test their permeabilities. This is because I can detect the warm breath passing through the fabric with my hand, whereas, if I suck, I don't know whether ai...

In Make Your Own Gear » Clothing Material Advice.
December 20, 6:09am

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