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bivvy bug niche
Your design is moving closer to an old one, the Bivvy Bug Niche. [this is an observation, not criticism...] I do like the SketchUp models.

In Make Your Own Gear » BatCave - TentBivy
September 13, 10:47am

Typo...?
I would suspect that they failed to type a second '0'; i.e. my guess is that the FP is 700 or more. Don't ask us what we think; if their spec isn't clear, ask them to clarify; af...

In Make Your Own Gear » Duck Down Fill Power
August 29, 7:50am

thoughts...
See, I knew I'd spend the afternoon thinking... I imagine that the main strength is required in the primary mirror support, and the pivot. The support structure for the secondary mirror and...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Light telescope.
August 16, 11:28am

suggested name...
Following the Krustyledge, can I suggest the 'KrustyScope'...? I can see my afternoon occupied with KrustyScope thoughts...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Light telescope.
August 16, 6:12am

pole shape?
What shape did you use for your bent poles when modelling? Be prepared for complex shapes when the bent poles are loaded by the tensioned flysheet. If you make too simple an approximation (e.g....

In Make Your Own Gear » Dome tent design run through
July 25, 10:37am

PDF scaling
> FYI, not all PDF's are to scale. It's more likely that the printer isn't to scale. That's the reason I prefer PostScript, as I can then add a compensating scale factor in e...

In Make Your Own Gear » Transferring pattern with Cad program?
July 19, 12:09pm

Re: Transferring pattern with Cad program?
What's the 'free CAD program'? Is it Google's SketchUp? If so (and it's a very good choice), learn how to use it... SketchUp allows you to 'dimension' the drawing; ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Transferring pattern with Cad program?
July 18, 10:59am

obsessed...?
It seems I may be obsessed with EPE... old thread 1 old thread 2 old thread 3 There are probably others...

In Make Your Own Gear » Buying industrial packaging as MYOG lightweight puncture resistant ground pad with some small cushioning value...
July 03, 12:00pm

EPE foam
This is expanded polythene foam (EPE). Also known as 'JiffyFoam' (as in 'JiffyBags', the padded envelopes). I've been using the stuff as lightweight sit/casualty mat for yea...

In Make Your Own Gear » Buying industrial packaging as MYOG lightweight puncture resistant ground pad with some small cushioning value...
July 03, 11:54am

re: BPA
I guess you have to ask yourself just what risk BPA might actually pose to your health*. Yes, there was a well-publicised scare a few years back, and everyone went crazy-ape bonkers about it, bu...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Silver Bullet Sapporo Bottle Stove
June 29, 9:06am

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