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re: Re: Reflextix is a magic material, and DIY work can be better than most manufacturers
Denis, I think Tim was being complimentary... The only comment I'd make on your instructions compared to the way I did it was to note that you cut triangles out of the tape that hold the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - Reflectix Pot Cozy
February 18, 11:33am

Thanks for the replies, but, unless I've misunderstood, I think there's something a bit more complicated than trapped thread... I've taken the entire shuttle mechanism out, so there&...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing machine problems
February 13, 11:16am

silicone floor wax
If you rub a little silicone floor wax up and down the zipper teeth, and rub it in well, then clean off the excess, you'll end up with something that's pretty water repellent. It makes a n...

In Make Your Own Gear » Way to waterproof a zipper?
February 12, 11:50am

Sewing machine problems
I was sewing some webbing recently, and my Elna was doing just fine, whizzing through the work (a bit too quickly...). I used the reverser, and hand-turned the machine for a few stitches, after wh...

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing machine problems
February 12, 11:19am

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

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