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Shapeways prototyping
Liang, for any of us who are not familiar with contract design and 3D printing of prototypes, could you explain a little more about the process? Did Shapeways render that image of your "quiet ...

In Make Your Own Gear » 3d printed quite cap?
December 23, 4:45pm

Bill, you make a very good point about keeping fingers out of the mouth while brushing. That occurred to me recently, too. I have a tiny brush and I'm considering getting one with a longer handle.

In Make Your Own Gear » Dropping Weight From Your Dental Kit - Ideas Shared
November 21, 1:40pm

Dan, I would agree that the hot air will tend to cling to the pot as it rises. But even a gentle breeze will blow that column of air away from the sides of the pot. When I have boiled water without...

In Make Your Own Gear » Can a plain cylindrical windscreen be the pot support?
November 19, 5:34pm

Jamie, that jacket looks great. As others have said, the ratio of fill weight to total weight is very impressive. Nice work.

In Make Your Own Gear » M50 Down Max Pullover
November 17, 9:46pm

sleeping pads
"In summer or warm months it helps to moderate the temp between your body and the ground." Kevin, do you mean that the mat not only keeps you warm on cold ground but would also keep yo...

In GEAR » Results of comparing r-value, cost and weight to Downmat vs. Synmat
November 14, 12:50pm

I think "stove" might be a misnomer. This appears to be a campfire flue. The fire is on the ground and this flue goes over it. I think it is a clever design that could be useful in some s...

In GEAR » Seek Outside 'big sibling' hot tent wood stove
November 14, 11:34am

I use a dowel with sharpie markings on it to push out the glue. That way, you get exactly the same volume of each component. As Dustin said, the stuff originally recommended by Cubic Tech, which mo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Hysol at retail stores?
November 11, 9:28am

Tad, kevlar roving (or "tow") is just a bundle of parallel fibers. It is usually available in small spools on ebay, but I don't see any right now. I do see small amounts of Vectran an...

In Make Your Own Gear » Metallury help needed for a MYOG Flash 30
November 07, 7:36pm

straight tubes
Tad, why not try straight aluminum or carbon tubes that meet at 90 degree angles? You could probably find Delrin or aluminum fittings for the joints, or you could fabricate fittings, or you could j...

In Make Your Own Gear » Metallury help needed for a MYOG Flash 30
November 07, 3:47pm

Fabric and Packs
I bought some of the white widow spectra from Seattle Fabrics several years ago, too. The selection of fabrics there is decent, and they often carry a few hard-to-find items, but they are just a cl...

In Make Your Own Gear » Two New Packs
November 04, 10:51am

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