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Introductions / Re: Hello from ITALY
« on: December 23, 2018, 05:37:22 PM »

Introductions / Re: Hello from North Texas
« on: December 20, 2018, 11:25:05 AM »

Introductions / Re: Hello from Central Canada!
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:32:09 AM »

Vendors and sources / Re: Fire retardant sewing thread
« on: October 19, 2018, 10:09:40 AM »
We looked into Kevlar thread, for suppressor covers and machinegun barrel bags. We have a small cone around here somewhere. The colours were VERY limited. Black, which is like a faded looking black, and natural, which is more of a yellowish colour. I think we got it from Cansew.

Nothing to report, we didnít get past the drawing board with those projects. Only so much time!

Introductions / Re: Hello from Norway
« on: August 22, 2018, 03:02:05 PM »

Everything else / PALS Adapter Hardware
« on: April 17, 2018, 02:33:45 PM »
We are thinking of producing some PALS webbing hardware and I'd like to hear everyone's thoughts and opinions. We posted these on our social media last week. They are metal buckles that mount to PALS webbing (or slots), and allow various strap attachment options. These prototypes pictured are machined from 6061 T6 Aluminum and are Cerakoted black. The production versions would be anodized, like our slider buckles. They are 1/8" think and weigh only 6g. Comparatively, an ITW G-Hook weighs 10g. Our initial vision for these was as an attachment buckle for our single point Rig-Mounted Sling. We had two types made up; one with a centre slot and one with side slots.

Centre Slot

- Arguably stronger
- Mounts to only one PALS channel
- More difficult to install
- Allow for horizontal webbing attachment to either side bar

Side Slots

- Possibly weaker
- Mounts to two PALS channels, straddling the bar tack
- Easier to install
- Possibly attach horizontal webbing to centre bar

So far I think I like the centre slot better, but the slot will need to moved to the opposite side, possibly closed up slightly. I think it has a cleaner look, potentially stronger (no way for us to quantify this), and the fact that it only needs one channel of PALS is nice. The other style does have the potential to act as a "link" between two sewn webbing loops, although I can't think of a specific application for that. The two slot design also does look "flatter" when installed.


Concept, design, and engineering / Re: Apatch | Pull tabs
« on: March 07, 2018, 09:58:42 AM »
Looks good. What about adding a deep ďVĒ notch on the bottom, to accommodate setting them on the corners of AK mags?

Vendors and sources / Re: Old School Patterns
« on: March 05, 2018, 11:05:18 PM »
I want Rhodesian camo 500D. That would be great.

Introductions / Re: From the fleet!
« on: March 02, 2018, 12:52:56 PM »
Welcome aboard!

Yup. Being a small business is hard sometimes. Without the deep pockets for product development, one has to carefully choose the direction to proceed, and hope the choice is the right one.

Vendors and sources / Re: 1.5" Tubular Nylon Webbing ?
« on: January 13, 2018, 10:24:46 AM »
What about skipping the tubular webbing and sewing a Cordura sheath? We are using this for a custom run of bungee slings:

1541 is our work horse machine. When we added a needle sync, it came with a new Iíve got a spare servo motor if you need one. Was going to sell it, just havenít listed it yet. The sync is 100% worth it.

Introductions / Re: Hello from Alabama
« on: January 11, 2018, 03:44:18 PM »
Welcom John. Glad to have you here!

Tutorials and techniques / Re: In search of a (boxy) 3D corner tutorial
« on: December 23, 2017, 05:45:05 PM »
Best possible solution would be as WTF does and use a laser cutter, which melts the raw edges...unfortunately most don't have one handy. I snip the full seam allowance and I've never had an issue. We also use two layers of 500D on the bottom portion of the spine, which will likely take the most abuse, but I'd be equally confident in the tear strength of a single layer. Remember, either side of the snip, the material is sewn down to the panel, which prevents movement, and then bound with binding tape that overlaps, pulling the corner together. I use a 3/8" seam allowance and use 1" binding tape, which sews at about the same allowance. This hides the initial stitching and ensures the outside of the pouch has clean lines. I think it would take a tremendous amount of pressure to punch through that corner.

Here's the finished inside/outside corners:

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