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Re: Grommet Question
Bender: #0 grommets are advertised as having a .25" diameter hole. The pole tips I purchased from Quest Outfitters were larger than that. The plastic tip for .344" poles measured .26...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tarptent for 2 is done!
November 10, 10:26am

Silly sewing question
John, I don't think the thread size has to be the same top and bottom, but I can't think of a reason you would use different sizes except for appearance. Top thread in picture is hea...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silly sewing question
November 04, 5:14pm

Going Crazy
Bender, Nicely done drawing! I have no personal experience with 'mids, but my initial impression is that your 90" length is a bit short. Assuming a 50" height (52" pole at an ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Trying to decide what tent to make & going crazy over it
November 04, 10:51am

Coil Zipper and Zipper Stops
Steve, Here’s my two cents worth based on modest experience. Zipper stops are not necessary. How you finish the end of the zipper depends on weather the end needs to separate or not. A coup...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help me buy a zipper
November 01, 10:19pm

Re: "Still, the math is interesting"
Mike, Thanks for the thought provoking questions. Here's my two cents worth: Does your spreadsheet calculate the Cat curve in the plane of the fabric? Or, does it calculate the curve in ...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG Technical Note - Catenary Curves
October 18, 9:55pm

Pucker factor
Debra, The curve is gradual enough and the fabric forgiving enough that there is zero pucker factor when sewing a flat felled seam in a curved ridge line. I posted some pictures in an earlier...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG Technical Note - Catenary Curves
October 16, 1:51pm

MYOG Technical Note - Catenary Curves
Roger, As an advocate of catenary curves and using spreadsheet calculations for laying them out, I appreciate your article. I've tried the 'hang and trace' method and found it f...

In Editor's Roundtable » MYOG Technical Note - Catenary Curves
October 14, 10:45am

Catenary Curve Ridgeline Explaination
Kier: The tent ridgeline uses the complete curve layout from zero to max back to zero. Here's a rough drawing of how the curve was layed over a straight ridge line. I overlayed it to interse...

In Make Your Own Gear » Catenary Help
October 06, 8:42pm

Downloadable Catenary Curve Spreadsheet
I've put my 2006 catenary curve spreadsheet on-line. The spreadsheet was created using Microsoft XL 2002. The spreadsheet is at the bottom of the page and is 23kb. The web page works with E...

In Make Your Own Gear » Catenary Help
October 06, 6:54pm

Catenary Help - white lines
The material in the above pictures is actually the fly portion of a tent I designed and made for myself. The white lines mark where the mesh walls attach to the fly. More information and pi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Catenary Help
October 01, 11:02am

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