Linen oilcloth tarp shelter

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Linen oilcloth tarp shelter

Postby Elleth » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:10 pm

Well, it's finally time to show off a couple pieces I've been working on! :mrgreen:

I've been working on this piece off and on all year, and it's finally in use. It's a couple lengths of utility-grade linen sewn together into about a 7' square. I them hemmed the whole thing up, added a number of reinforced eyelets around the edges, gave it a couple walnut baths, then used the standard linseed oil and spirits oilcloth recipe. I made certain to rotate it at least a couple times a day while drying, so I didn't have the sodden edge problem I encountered on my first attempt.

I'm experimenting with some wood toggles and iron skewers as set-up aids - so far they're working alright, though I need to practice setting the whole thing up a lot more.
So far so good. :)

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I've a couple more pieces to finish before I can do a full on demo like Taurinor and Ursus and Urthgard and all... but it's coming soon at this rate. :mrgreen:

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Re: Linen oilcloth tarp shelter

Postby Taurinor » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:15 pm

WOW! Very nice! I'm looking forward to a full write-up!
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Re: Linen oilcloth tarp shelter

Postby Iodo » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:53 pm

Impressive setup :P
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Re: Linen oilcloth tarp shelter

Postby Greg » Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:16 am

How much did the tarp wind up weighing? Looking pretty slick.
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Re: Linen oilcloth tarp shelter

Postby Harper » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:36 am

Another impressive piece of work, Elleth.

Let me just throw this out there: a lot of people prefer tabs as opposed to grommets or eyelets on thier tarps. I doubt that you will be out in that kind of weather, but the tabs are supposed to be stronger and less likely to tear the tarp proper. They are also entirely consistent with ME.

If you are going to use this setup, consider spraying the ground cloth (almost everything really) with Pemerethin. Those Mordor-spawned ticks are still active until there is an established freeze.

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