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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
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    Thanks for the additional info. Did you use the CN5K.18 for the straps? I was worried about their strength if they were the same material as the tarp canopy. How does "CN..." differ from "CT..."? I understand the "5K.18" part (very tough - are you going to make a pack?) Were you able to buy it in small quanties? If you had to buy 9 m., would you like to sell me some?
    Yes, CN5K.18 (49g/m^2) for the straps. That material feels amazingly strong. You can cut it with a sharp blade or puncture it with a sharp point, but that's about it. I cannot imagine how it could be ripped apart or teared under realistic circumstances.

    To be honest, I have absolutely no idea about the differences between "CN" and "CT".

    My source (I live in Finland) is a German based extremtextil, they sell three different varieties of cuben laminates (multiple colors) and the 3M adhesive transfer tape by the roll: http://www.extremtextil.de/catalog/a...keywords=cuben

    They have an amazing selection of DIY materials and they ship worldwide, but given the current EUR vs. USD exchange rates the prices are probably absurdly high for US-based customers. Oh, and I believe you can even order quantities of less than one meter.

    I have only about one meter of each material left, so I cannot do anything too fancy with those. Maybe I'll get some more and try making a pack... or rain chaps... or a rain poncho... or...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Thanks for the excellent tutorial.

    How does one acquire the 3M transfer tape? I can only find it by the case...96 rolls!
    Uline is one source. (The link is to a different tape, but they probably have 9485, too.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotty View Post
    Thanks for the excellent tutorial.

    How does one acquire the 3M transfer tape? I can only find it by the case...96 rolls!
    Try here: $23
    http://www.rshughes.com/products/021200_91354.html

    Or here if you want to buy it by the yard: $1.29 per
    http://www.questoutfitters.com/coated.html#CUBEN

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    Thanks guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Violent Green View Post
    Try here: $23
    http://www.rshughes.com/products/021200_91354.html

    Or here if you want to buy it by the yard: $1.29 per
    http://www.questoutfitters.com/coated.html#CUBEN

    Ryan
    RS Hughes can find things that many other vendors can't, but they ship items separately and charge pretty high shipping for each one. Also, they're sometimes quite slow.

    The double-sided Cuben tape that Quest outfitters sells is not adhesive transfer, it's an actual double-sided tape, so it's much heavier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    RS Hughes can find things that many other vendors can't, but they ship items separately and charge pretty high shipping for each one. Also, they're sometimes quite slow.

    The double-sided Cuben tape that Quest outfitters sells is not adhesive transfer, it's an actual double-sided tape, so it's much heavier.
    Yeah, it's been a couple years ago, you're probably right.

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    Awesome DIY project and tutorial. Now all I have to do is buy some cuben and tape and get to work. Id love a report in the future bout how the tie outs hold up
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    what was the total cost of project?
    or did I miss that

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowAlpha View Post
    what was the total cost of project?
    or did I miss that
    It's probably one of those situations where if you have to ask you can't afford it. You know like buying a 120 foot yacht.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowAlpha View Post
    what was the total cost of project?
    or did I miss that
    About 180 EUR including the cuben and a whole roll of 3M tape (did not use the entire roll). Looking at the shopping links provided by others above, the same materials would cost maybe around $220 in the US.

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