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Try Point North
Point North have what they call 'waterproof loomstate cotton' for £7.39/m. 'Very similar appearance and properties to traditional "VENTILE"' Maybe worth asking a fe...

In Make Your Own Gear » Source for Ventile fabric?
October 30, 12:15pm

suggestions
Of course, it depends what things you want to make with your sewing machine: lightweight tarps etc, or clothing. I'd suggest the following additional features can be useful for clothing: ...

In Make Your Own Gear » My first sewing machine
September 25, 11:14am

feedback?
Having just spent the last hour and a half cursing at SketchUp (my first use), I admire what you've managed to achieve... I seem to be having trouble getting my head around how it thinks... ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Reflector Oven... Pizza and Muffins anyone?
September 25, 8:23am

turkey bags...?
I was pondering about using one of those metallised plastic bags used for cooking turkeys (to keep them moist) as the reflector. One side of the bag is clear, one side is meatallised. You'd...

In Make Your Own Gear » Reflector Oven... Pizza and Muffins anyone?
September 24, 12:25pm

tempting...
Could be just what I need for a bivy-tent project that's been on the back burner for a few years. I'll look at the potential fabric lay-up and see how much I need. And how much it would...

In Make Your Own Gear » Combined order for green cuben - Anybody want some?
September 18, 10:42am

destroying the evidence...?
> A fascinating new use for DNA... I don't think David is burning bits of finger he's cut off on the sharp edges. Or maybe he's swabbing his cuts with denatured alcohol ;-)

In Make Your Own Gear » Bottle cap stove
September 18, 10:15am

cutting out the cap
> You should cut the top completely off. I use a technique I found whilst experimenting with MYOG insulated cups. I take a pair of scribing dividers, and set a small gap (about 3mm)*. I t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bottle cap stove
September 18, 10:12am

an absorptive and conductive tray may be useful...
> Thermal mass and thermal conductivity have little to nothing to do with it. I'm aware that the thing relies on reflecting heat, but I suspected Gary was referring to the tray. You want...

In Make Your Own Gear » Reflector Oven... Pizza and Muffins anyone?
September 18, 9:54am

I like it
Nice work, Dan. > It's probably more efficient than aluminum, since titanium should hold the heat better Gary, I'm not sure I follow you. The heat capacity of Ti is 0.52J/gK, and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Reflector Oven... Pizza and Muffins anyone?
September 17, 12:16pm

use of wicking material
> but stuffing them with a little wicking material makes them much safer because they don't spill when tipped. Agreed. > The wick also significantly increases heat output. Also t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Bottle cap stove
September 11, 8:00am

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