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

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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.






 

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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?

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

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

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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.

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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: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb3EXN-Bh2A/?taken-by=geardynamics

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1541 is our work horse machine. When we added a needle sync, it came with a new motor....so 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.

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

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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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Tutorials and techniques / Re: In search of a (boxy) 3D corner tutorial
« on: December 22, 2017, 08:12:42 PM »
The above method of making a box pouch is very fast, but does produce wastage. The taller the pouch, the more waste. The other down side is that with larger pouches, there is a lot of material to move around while you are sewing. It can also be difficult to position and sew your PALS webbing on, and looking at your example with the vertical webbing, you will loose the top seam to hide webbing ends into.

WhiskyTwoFour does a good tutorial here, of the other style of box that is commonly seen in tactical gear: http://gearmaker.org/index.php?topic=37.0

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Concept, design, and engineering / Re: Laptop Sleeve
« on: December 16, 2017, 10:56:17 PM »
Quick shot I had from awhile ago...


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Introductions / Re: Hi ya'll
« on: December 13, 2017, 12:52:04 PM »
Welcome!

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Service exchange / Re: Looking for prototypes to be laser cut
« on: December 11, 2017, 08:55:11 PM »
Whiskey Two Four will do it for you.

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