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Matthew Pullan (Skyaddict) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me Matthew Pullan is an avid cross country paraglider pilot who lives and works in Austria. He took up MYOG in 2010 and shares a flat in St Radegund with a battered Bernina Record 830. Favourite piece of gear: Ozone Alpina lightweight EN C paraglider.
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re sewing
Sounds a bit obvious, but sometimes when I have been sewing thick materials I have occasionally forgotten to drop the presser foot. It's easily done when the foot is held up by foam anyway. Not...

In Make Your Own Gear » backpack questions for the sewing experts
April 26, 12:48am

First project
If you have any old merino wool clothing that has developed holes, it is great for chopping up and resewing. The sleeves make good neck gaiters, and the body can be made into a balaclava.

In Make Your Own Gear » new to MYOG, new sewing machine. Project?
April 12, 8:31am

Bonding cat curves
Does anyone know how to bond cat curves and get them nice and smooth? I don't see how they can be weighted unless you put them in a kind of bow shaped mould. Then a strip of cubed is taped over...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Ridgeline Seam
April 11, 6:11am

Sew through quilt.
I think the 1.5 inch baffle height that appears in the Thru-hiker article is assuming that you sew in 1.5 inch baffles made from netting. It is not intended as a starting point for a sew through qu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Australian autumn quilt Qs
March 24, 3:09am

cuben tie outs
Thanks Jason, I have already had a good look at Steve's website, the article is very helpful. I had a look at Cubic Tech's website, and they say that the high bias cub...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben warp break vs ripstop tongue tear (iso 13937-4)
March 11, 9:04am

Cuben warp break vs ripstop tongue tear (iso 13937-4)
I have been comparing the relative strengths of cuben and ripstop. I notice Kerlon 1800 has an 18 Kg tear strength, but this is to iso 13937-4 test standard, which is a tear test. How does CT2K.08 ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben warp break vs ripstop tongue tear (iso 13937-4)
March 08, 10:25am

Waterproof hat
How about making the hat out of ventile? http://www.extremtextil.de/catalog/EtaProof-waterproof-cotton-2nd-choice::550.htm Then you can forget about the cover completely! BTW, I completely agr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben hat cover?
March 01, 9:10am

Chimney stoves fuel port
I notice a lot of these home built stoves have the chimney port made in the same way as the 12-10: the bottom bulge of the can is punched upwards, then the can inverted to make the top of the stove...

In Make Your Own Gear » Caldera Cones - My Adventures in Improving the ULC system
February 28, 12:51pm

Converted Vango Venom 150
I just finished converting a Vango Venom 150 this morning, and I'm really pleased with the results. I wouldn't touch this sleeping bag with a barge pole normally. As you can see fro...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG: Transforming a Mummy Sleeping Bag into an Arc Top Bag
February 17, 5:24am

Thanks
Many thanks for the advice, some good tips there. As ever, once its explained it all seems quite simple and logical. Matt

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing door zipper (any advice?)
February 16, 7:36am

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