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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

re: SketchUp
As Lance says, I'd just draw the panel you want, and then measure a 1" seam allowance parallel to the outline, and draw the larger outline. If you enter the triangle in SketchUp, you ca...

In Make Your Own Gear » First Net Tent Project
July 08, 7:03am

re: Differential cut
Given the confusion evident in this thread, it's probably a good idea for the OP to specify what he means by 'differential cut'. Then appopriate responses can be given... I understa...

In Make Your Own Gear » Is a differential cut more trouble than it's worth?
July 06, 5:56am

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