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why do you need glue?
If you're copying the dual-wall wood burner, I don't see any need to use glue. You just need to ensure that you cut holes that are the right size... Since any air pressures involved are...

In Make Your Own Gear » Glue for stove
September 02, 9:10am

MYOG heaven...
> there is a big wear-house where they have literally tons of materials but they don't really know what is what (they said that the materials come from all over europe especially from factor...

In Make Your Own Gear » first time myog backpack
August 26, 7:57am

re: pear-shaped yurts...
> So a yurt is best... Hmm, how to make a UL yurt... > Things go all pear shaped. There is, of course, a big difference between the requirements for a wood stove grate and for a shelter...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tetrahedron vs Pyramid tents for MYOG
July 28, 6:15am

re: Tetrahedron vs Pyramid tents for MYOG
A three-sided structure provides a poorer use of material for available volume than one with four sides. I once considered the optimal shape for sidewall weight vs grate area for a wood burner (...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tetrahedron vs Pyramid tents for MYOG
July 27, 12:10pm

re: 'boning'
> I used plastic (as opposed to plastic coated steel) 'boning'. I once suggested a friend used tubes used to hold surface-mount (SO) ICs for boning, as they're light, flexible, st...

In Make Your Own Gear » Semi-circular batten/stiffener for vent on pyramid tent
July 27, 12:05pm

re: name and place...
No worries, Jeremy; I only posted FYI. Rog gives his location somewhat obliquely... I've been told that the 750ml cans are available in the UK, in petrol/gas stations, but, not being a driv...

In Make Your Own Gear » My new 51g (1.8 oz) cooking/ water carrying system
July 21, 11:03am

re: Why do tarp/tents hiking poles set to different heights
Think about what you generally do in a tent/under a tarp. If you need to sit up to cook, you're only likely to do that at one end. And your arms only flay about at one end, too (i.e. most cam...

In Make Your Own Gear » Starting the process of MYOG'ing my whole setup.
July 19, 11:52am

re: electronic counter
> @Kevin - Thanks for the push into the digital age.... I guess being an electronic engineer, I had to fly the flag a bit... As for the switch input to the counter, I'd seriously sugg...

In Make Your Own Gear » Mechanical Ratchet Counter - Source?
July 14, 11:18am

out of the box
You can buy little digital pedometers that clip to a belt. Often for as little as £1/$1. Get one, and replace the gravity switch with a decent microswitch, or, better still, an IR (non-contact...

In Make Your Own Gear » Mechanical Ratchet Counter - Source?
July 13, 12:18pm

re: the tedious trig...
I see Lance has done it again... (nice). Which got me looking at the sketch I abandoned on Friday. And, looking again, the trig isn't that tedious; drawing the seam allowance around the ori...

In Make Your Own Gear » First Net Tent Project
July 11, 11:28am

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