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Off Topic / Re: mixing camo
« on: November 02, 2017, 03:23:22 AM »
I look at those and have the same feeling as a song played in a minor key.  Something is slightly odd but I can't help but listen/look further.  Some of those wacky color combos are actually quite appealing!

Its a false economy to think that you are saving costs by using scrap. What you save in materials is heavily offset by high labour costs due to the hand cut nature of the pattern pieces. We marketed the packs at about $50AUD more due to this alone.
As someone who does everything to order, 100% custom, with very few things batch-produced, this is my standard process, so I might have to give some remnant projects a try!  Thanks for the stellar inspiration!

Introductions / Re: Hi from Denmark, Orion system
« on: April 29, 2017, 04:11:34 PM » I had with a partner is closed and I have gone solo with my own company.
I am still in the process of making shop and doing all the groundwork to build up the new company.

Platforms / Re: Whiskey Two Four laser cut Skirt belt panel Multicam
« on: December 04, 2016, 04:55:00 PM »
I get that. Velcro has great sheer strength, but my concern is that coupled with the weight someone *might* load it up with, AND the fact that it looses its grip when dirty (or high use), it may start to detach and sag.

I have every expectation the hook and loop will eventually fail for those reasons and probably others.  As for overloading, I expect too that at least a few human turrets will fill every channel and column

Everything design is a series of trade offs.  Hook and loop is a means to an end for lighter weight, improved manufacturability, and ease of donning and doffing.  We could make a super extra mega durable part that's heavier and more expensive but then no one would buy it.

Asset exchange / Re: Multicam Black 1 inch/25mm webbing
« on: September 28, 2016, 06:50:49 AM »
Ok no worries. He's a bit closer to you anyway ;)

Platforms / 10x3.1 chest rig, padded harness, SAR12 mag pouches, Multicam
« on: January 27, 2016, 08:01:16 PM »
1lb 9oz / 710g without mags.

Everything else / Leupold MK 4 spotting scope with PVS-14, zippered cover
« on: November 23, 2015, 06:04:51 PM »
Hey guys, I'm in the process of designing a cover for Leupold MK4 spotting scope with PVS-14 night vision device.
The customer sent me some pictures as well as rough dimensions, I then made a mock-up with my own spotting scope.
I start with some rough sketches then draw them in cad so I can cut them on the laser, the pictures of all the parts for one unit which includes outside and inside, my first attempt was just to test for sizing then I added all the buckles. The project isn't completed yet but I will add some more pictures when it's complete.

Pouches / Re: 152 radio Pouch made from laminated hypalon
« on: November 07, 2015, 10:22:01 AM »
Not to take away from this accomplishment, but apparently HANK printed with patterns is in the pipeline.

Trelleborg that makes HANK is also the company that makes Blueforcegears laminated multicam. I hope it will not be like printet webbing that loses its print very fast.
We can buy laminated hypalon/multicam in Italy but it will cost us 2000euros for 10meters and it is cost effective for us but dont have the money for it this year. In the future we will buy it in Italy and then do small custom projects with other camofabric where we dont want to buy the MOQ.

Want to talk some about the lamination process or are you keeping it a secret?
Does the lamination prevent the edge of the Cordura for opening up and fraying?

Its not a secret, you can find many videos on youtube how to do a repair on hypalon boat. It is the same process I use. I just do it at work because the way it is done is much similar to composite repair with epoxy. And we have all the safety features at work to do it when we need to repair the helikopter. The Hypalon glue is very toxic just like everything else in the air-industry.

It will fray a little bit just like Hypalon does it.

Pretty sure this is what First Spear are doing with their vests & chest rigs and have been admiring it for a while from a design / aesthetic stand point.

Firstspear have fabric and velcro laminated together to use their 6/9 attachment system.
What I see on their pictures it does not seem to be as stiff as hypalon laminate.

FYI, the 80 $ / linear yard was for FIVE yards, mogensbeck posted 54 $ / linear yard for full rolls (50 yrds) and more.

For me, even with 80 $, shipping from the US AND outsourced cutting it is profitable, as it saves sewing hours. Man hours are expensive here in Switzerland, 40+ $ an hour...

Everything else / Compact shaving roll
« on: November 02, 2015, 01:06:33 AM »
G'day all,

Well finally after much observing and drooling at the phenomenal gear I've seen on here, I'm finally posting 'something' I made. It's by no means anywhere near the standard of work out there but I thought it's about time I contribute something.

A mate of mine wanted something small and compact to put all his toiletries in his pack with when he deploys / goes field etc.

We came up with this design and its lasted a field trip already so I'm pretty happy. It's made out of DPCU GORETEX, all one piece to keep the strength.

Very happy to receive any comments you may have and thanks for taking the time to have a look.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Packs and bags / Desert DPM Pack
« on: October 26, 2015, 03:31:28 AM »
Hello Guys, cause back pain i'm working not as much as i would like, anyway here my last pack i ended yesterday. It is based on the same design of the Tiger Pack but with some improvements related to the aesthetic side and i tried some new ways to hide the end of pals. I did some errors (you can see on the little external pouches, it's not very clean but it works) and some days ago when the pack was entirely sewed when i was for reverse the pack i realized i forgot to put the sliders on the zipper... 2 hours wasted unsewing everything...

here the pics, leave you feedbacks please!


Introductions / Re: Hello from Australia
« on: October 26, 2015, 02:26:31 AM »
is this an invasion? because it seems Dave is trying to conquer the forum with his mates!! jokes apart welcome aboard and show us some of your works!

Introductions / (also) Hello from Australia
« on: October 23, 2015, 10:06:51 PM »

My name is Michael and I'm also (like many people here, from a cursory glance of this subforum!  :P) from Australia.

In 2013 (my last year of high school) and beginning of 2014 I had a idea for some products based on my role as a volunteer firefighter in Australia. After a lot of hunting, I finally met Dave from BOGear and he was an awesome help at getting the Frontline Pack up and running. (Seriously, that mans knowledge of making gear and running shop in Australian market is unbelievable!)

Since then, The Forge Co ( has been run from my room and manufactured by Dave and his crew to a great standard. I've learned a lot and have a lot of ideas for The Forge Co. in coming times. Bags are the current plan of action, but in the future other equipment such as rigs/holsters, organisers and one day even clothing are things that could do with some marked improvement!

As a full time uni student both funds and time is limited, and as such I have not yet been able to stitch any of my own gear personally with all my spare time that isn't eaten up by Uni/life going in to the background of the business. I'm hoping to change this in coming times - not with aspirations of being able to personally manufacturer stuff but just being good enough to construct rough prototypes and proof of concept work, as well as have some fun with it.

So yeah, hi!

Packs and bags / MAP for the Danish TYR PICO
« on: October 19, 2015, 11:07:29 AM »

Finished with a MAP for our bodyarmor from Tyr Tactical. Need to make some adjustments but so fare I like how it turned out.

Packs and bags / 3L Hydrationcharrier
« on: October 12, 2015, 03:48:53 AM »
Finished with a new design of a hydrationcharrier for our chestrigs using the long bladder from Camelbak that danish soldiers are issued or from Source. Will also soon make one that will work with Source WLPS bladder that will work better on the issued TYR tactical PICO vests.

Everything else / Phone cover
« on: June 24, 2015, 05:54:12 AM »
hey guys, nothing of special but i like them. they are just a little padded cover for my phone when i'm out in the woods (rarerly  >:()

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