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US thrift stores...
... are obviously better than those in the UK... I trawl through them for 2nd hand CDs on a very regular basis (to an extent that it's probably OCD...), and I don't think I've ever s...

In Make Your Own Gear » MAN-ifying a jacket
February 11, 12:02pm

wear and be thankful...
Whilst I completely agree with the others that, if the coat fits, wear it (purple is just fine), I'm surprised no-one has mentioned this point: you found a Sierra Designs down jacket in a th...

In Make Your Own Gear » MAN-ifying a jacket
February 11, 6:04am

simpler construction
Since this stove seems to use a vapour chamber, and has an inward-pointing jet ring, I think you could make something very similar using one of my conic-walled burners. In the past, I've ex...

In Make Your Own Gear » JSB0207 STOVE
February 11, 5:53am

Re: Dan - I've made one
Richard, Very nice-looking clone. Well done! Did you have any trouble folding the tabs, as I've found Ti is more fragile than Al, since it's nowhere near as ductile? I usually recom...

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium Windscreen Design
February 07, 5:47am

Re: Folded edges
> I like the idea above of folding the edges for stiffness and a smooth edge. David, whilst folding an edge works well with ductile Al foil (I used this method to reinforce the edges of early...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fosters can X2 windscreen
February 07, 5:44am

Some examples
I've been using drinks can wall for windscreens for years. I have some example photos on my OM galleries: ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fosters can X2 windscreen
February 07, 5:38am

re: bacterial growth
Whilst the water may not reach more than 100C, the upper part of a pan might, since, if the water doesn't come up to the brim to cool it, the hot gases flowing up the side of the pan can get it...

In Make Your Own Gear » Rolling the edge (lip) of a beer can pot
December 10, 11:53am

re: pressures
> We know when water/Air or some thing Travel's trough a tubing or stays there ; exerts a pressure at inside walls of that body ; So, in this situation it is a force from [ Inside -> out...

In Make Your Own Gear » Heat shrink tubing instead of vinyl tubing for gravity filter?
October 12, 7:30am

re: deodorant
> My experience has been that once I cool down and dry off, whatever smell there is drops significantly. Different people have different bacterial flora on their bodies, determined by a whole...

In Make Your Own Gear » Deodorant in a chapstick tube
October 11, 11:23am

re: hollow punches
I've used hollow punches for making holes in Al foil, and it's fine (I use it onto two layers of cereal packet cardboard, on a quarry tile floor). Even then, the edges of the hole are depr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sheet metal punch for stove project
October 09, 11:12am

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