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by churro
Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Just For The Fun Of It
Topic: Wool yarn from the backs of the sheep
Replies: 37
Views: 13864

Re: Wool yarn from the backs of the sheep

Now you have a roughly shoe-shaped felt bag, kind of loose and floppy. Wet the felt with more hot, soapy water and begin working it over the washboard, toes and heels first. Keep in mind that it will shrink along a line parallel to the direction you are rubbing. Shrink the heel, toe then around the ...
by churro
Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Just For The Fun Of It
Topic: Wool yarn from the backs of the sheep
Replies: 37
Views: 13864

Re: Wool yarn from the backs of the sheep

Continued: Once the wool under the pattern is starting to hold together, fold the dry wool at the edges over the top, wet it with hot, soapy water, just to hold it steady. Lay the second batt over the top, wet ONLY the wool that covers the pattern, again press with your fingertips until the wool sta...
by churro
Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Just For The Fun Of It
Topic: Wool yarn from the backs of the sheep
Replies: 37
Views: 13864

Re: Wool yarn from the backs of the sheep

The shoes have been a bit of an experiment, and the boots are still a work in progress. I used the shoes to experiment with sole materials. So far I have tried silicon caulking (too slippery), shoo goo (pretty good, but gets slippery over time), leather (wears holes too fast), tiny scraps of leather...
by churro
Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: Just For The Fun Of It
Topic: Wool yarn from the backs of the sheep
Replies: 37
Views: 13864

Re: Wool yarn from the backs of the sheep

The middle pic in the previous post shows several spindles that I have used. the two on the left are small turkish spindles I use to spin the initial plies that will later be plied together on the largest spindle, upper right. I made these from some scrap maple and some shoots off my apple trees. Th...
by churro
Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Fully adjustable alcohol stove
Replies: 26
Views: 13469

Re: Fully adjustable alcohol stove

felt boots and drop spindles :D I'll start a thread down in the Just For The Fun Of It forums Ok, here is the link: http://www.bplite.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=6338 Posted a teaser in that thread. I'll try to put together something more serious soon. Great ideas on the airplane tanks, too. Thank...
by churro
Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Just For The Fun Of It
Topic: Wool yarn from the backs of the sheep
Replies: 37
Views: 13864

Re: Wool yarn from the backs of the sheep

Zelph dropped a hint that I should chime in here. I plan to, as soon as I get some of my old photos organized and maybe get a new project started. For now, some teasers: First, the sheep. Here's my favorite old ewe. I call her my "battle sheep", partly because she grows steel wool, and par...
by churro
Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Fully adjustable alcohol stove
Replies: 26
Views: 13469

Re: Fully adjustable alcohol stove

Does packafeather's look DIY or a commercially made item? Show us something you've made after the fully adjustable or what's in the works? I'm working on a single jet alcohol stove. :o Packafeather's fuel bottle are exactly the same as the ones I got at Vitamin Cottage. The straw is exactly the sam...
by churro
Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Fully adjustable alcohol stove
Replies: 26
Views: 13469

Re: Fully adjustable alcohol stove

Ok, so it's a DIY bottle and not the one sold by Packafeather. I'm going to search online for the one packafeather sells. I'm working on a stove design that can use a filling tube like that for a small fuel port. How long ago did you create your fully adjustable stove? Yeah, DIY bottle, though I do...
by churro
Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Fully adjustable alcohol stove
Replies: 26
Views: 13469

Re: Fully adjustable alcohol stove

How well does the long nosed fuel bottle work for sucking fuel out of the stove? Does it suck out all of it? Pretty much all of it. I'd guess it leaves less than 3 ml. The leftover evaporates pretty quickly. I got the bottle at a healthfood store, but can be had from REI, too. The tube came out of ...
by churro
Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Fully adjustable alcohol stove
Replies: 26
Views: 13469

Re: Fully adjustable alcohol stove

I just made my morning joe with this stove again, timing and measuring more carefully. I measured out 3/4 oz of fuel and 2 cups water. The water was just coming to a rolling boil when the fuel ran out- perfect! six minutes and 34 seconds to boil. Also, I solved the loose knob problem by just bending...

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