Buying cuben makes the wallet much lighter....
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Christopher Zimmer
(czimmer) - F

Locale: Ohio
Buying cuben makes the wallet much lighter.... on 02/26/2011 15:20:54 MST Print View

So I bought some cuben and some C3 Spinnaker tape to play around with and get some experience with taping cuben. I am amazed at the strength that the taped cuben has. It has a much stronger bond then I was expecting. So last night I had an itch to make something so I took some scraps of cuben and made myself a new wallet. I used 1.43 oz cuben and 1/2" C3 Spinnaker tape, so there was no sewing with this project. It weighs in at ~5 grams or .18oz on my kitchen scale, I will have to weight it at work Monday on a much more accurate scale. The 4 ones that are in the wallet weigh as much as the wallet its self. Now I can bring my wallet along on hiking trips instead of just stuffing some cash in a stuff sack. Here are some photos:Front Front 2 Top flat view

Edited by czimmer on 02/26/2011 15:42:54 MST.

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
re on 02/26/2011 15:31:59 MST Print View

Nice

You might want to put a blank line between each picture and it makes it easier to read

I can almost make out your credit card number and expiration date, would you mind also telling us what the security code is?

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
re on 02/26/2011 15:33:15 MST Print View

And do you mind if I give them your driver's license number the next time I get a ticket?

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Thanks for info and humor on 02/26/2011 16:19:19 MST Print View

Christopher,

Thanks for the info and humor (double meaning of lighter wallet). It's more fun to learn things when the presentation is entertaining too.

Is the black line where the tape is applied?

Where did you buy your cuben fabric and tape?

Daryl

Edited by lyrad1 on 02/26/2011 16:20:17 MST.

Don Amundson
(amrowinc) - M

Locale: Southern California
Cuban Wallet on 02/26/2011 16:21:57 MST Print View

Great looking job! I was wondering what the black strip is? I'm going to have to get me some materials to play with while sitting around in between treks.

Christopher Zimmer
(czimmer) - F

Locale: Ohio
Buying cuben makes the wallet much lighter.... on 02/26/2011 16:29:48 MST Print View

Dayrl, the olive cuben came from zpacks and I just got the black cuben from Cubic Tech, the 1/2" C3 Spinnaker Tape came from Sailrite.com

The black line is a strip of black cuben that I taped down. all the edges of the wallet are taped and folded so there is no raw edges.