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Fabric
Marc, actually, I tried using heat to weld a TPU valve to the 30D heat sealable nylon from Seattle Fabrics. It didn't work well. I suspect that the TPU of the valve has a different softening te...

In Make Your Own Gear » Light (<2oz) urethane coated nylon
July 19, 11:22am

Tie outs
If I'm understanding the Spinntwinn tie-out design, it seems similar to tieouts that were used (and maybe still are) by the hammock maker Warbonnet, for their tarps. I started a thread a couple...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thoughts on Spinntwin's corner tieout design?
July 18, 9:40pm

Application
Yes, HH for some kinds of silnylon (like Thru-hiker's Shield) is good, and tenacity per unit material weight is much better than PU nylon, but PU nylon can be easily taped and a urethane elasto...

In Make Your Own Gear » Light (<2oz) urethane coated nylon
July 18, 9:24pm

Purpose
It's for a gravity filtration water bag.

In Make Your Own Gear » Light (<2oz) urethane coated nylon
July 18, 8:24am

Fancy
I notice it has sewn seams and the cuben appears to be the standard (non high-bias) kind. Ron at MLD, Joe at Zpacks, or any other cottage company that uses cuben could custom make this tent for $60...

In GEAR » $1800
July 18, 1:09am

Nylon
Chris, thanks. Your link doesn't work for me, but I searched for it on ebay and found it. I don't know how I missed it before. That's exactly what I was looking for. Thanks again.

In Make Your Own Gear » Light (<2oz) urethane coated nylon
July 17, 11:16am

Light (&lt;2oz) urethane coated nylon
I'm looking for a waterproof urethane-coated nylon (that can be seam taped) in the 1.2-2 oz weight range. The Impetus 1.2 available at DIY Gear Supply comes close, but Scott informed me that te...

In Make Your Own Gear » Light (<2oz) urethane coated nylon
July 15, 3:16pm

Epoxy
Dan, I've used Masterbond EP42HT-2FG as a coating for a water bath in the lab. Masterbond EP42HT-2FG is essentially a translucent amber paint. It is one of a dozen or more coating epoxies that ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sources for Carbon Fiber sheets (weaved, ready for resin)?
July 12, 3:35pm

Food safe
Dan, what is the name of the food-safe epoxy you found? There are two FDA standards for food-grade materials. The less stringent standard is FDA CFR 175.105. An epoxy that meets this standard is...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sources for Carbon Fiber sheets (weaved, ready for resin)?
July 12, 10:30am

Film
PE = polyethylene. A piece cut from a kitchen garbage bag.

In Make Your Own Gear » Sources for Carbon Fiber sheets (weaved, ready for resin)?
July 11, 10:30pm

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