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re: DIY Jacket Repair
If you're not particularly fussed about the appearance, simply put the Tenacious or spinnaker tape on the outside. If you're fussy, put the tape inside, as suggested. One way to make it...

In Make Your Own Gear » DIY Jacket Repair
December 12, 12:01pm

Bravo!
Really nice-looking work, well done. Is there any chance you could change the URL of your web page, though; our work net nanny doesn't like the naughty word, and won't let me see the pag...

In Make Your Own Gear » Softshell climbing jacket
December 10, 11:32am

depends on the burner...
The burner-to-pan spacing will depend on what burner you're using. If using a chimney stove (like the 12-10 or similar), then I find the spacing should be about 1.25", as Gerald says. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Caldera Cone stove to pot spacing?
December 10, 11:22am

peter powell stunt kite...?
The thread resurrection brought it to my attention for the first time... I think the first time I saw this sort of connection was on the Peter Powell stunt kite, for which there was a craze in t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Flexible tent pole connector
November 20, 11:49am

my attempt...
Here's my attempt to make a lightweight lid from Al drinks can wall: MYOG lightweight pan lid The buckled, folded edge isn't as neat as you'd get by hammering, or using a decent p...

In Make Your Own Gear » Making a Lid out of Alum. Flashing
November 07, 11:55am

Glue is inelegant
I don't like using glue, silicone sealant or flue tape for making alcohol stoves, as it's generally unnecessary, and is an inelegant solution to the problem for low-pressure burners. The...

In Make Your Own Gear » JB Weld for alcohol stove?
September 25, 10:47am

Cotter pin
The cotter pin is to provide something to spread the load in the hand, when using the pin vice to hold a sturdy needle when sewing tough materials such as leather, as you might have to for repairs....

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
September 05, 12:04pm

Punctuation is important...
> There is no such thing as a Cad plated aluminum anything. Excuse my poor punctuation; it was meant to be a list of two items that had been mentioned in the thread, only I used a comma inste...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
September 05, 4:25am

It's a sewing kit...
7075 aircraft spec aluminium, mil-spec, cadmium-plated cotter pins... Isn't this all just a bit OTT for a sewing kit...?

In Make Your Own Gear » MYO Chouinard Expedition Sewing Kit, 0.9 oz and under $10
September 04, 11:48am

resistor droppers
> Resistors are used to reduce the vehicles 12 v down to whats required for the led's They can be, yes, but, following a lightweight/efficiency ethos, you're better off using a switch...

In Make Your Own Gear » 9v LED Do-it-Yourself project
August 30, 8:29am

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