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Pouches / Re: Double 762 Pouch
« on: April 29, 2017, 12:31:33 PM »
Dude your pouches look so damn clean it makes me wonder why I ever bother to but anything else .....i mean seriously I look at issue kit with all the fraying and uneven lines .........im envious it doesn't appear that there are any faults ......does every pouch that rolls out of your shop look that clean !!!

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gearmaker.org's original host was less than reliable.  gearmaker.org's new host assisted with a proper, professional migration of the board.

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Pouches / Double 762 Pouch
« on: April 08, 2017, 06:39:26 PM »
After many dimensional changes, this is the final product. We profiled the top edge of the mag cup so there could be maximum Velcro engagement, while still giving the user a solid grip of the magazine. This "built in" method is less floppy than the typical webbing extension. We also sized it for Magpul Pmags, as they seemed to be the most popular and beefiest mag. The HK417 requires a larger pouch still.

What do you guys think?




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Everything else / Re: Sling Prototype
« on: April 02, 2017, 05:56:51 PM »
Evolution of our slider buckle. Designed from scratch, with over a year of prototypes and testing! Below are a few examples of how the buckle evolved into the production version. Finding the optimal path for the webbing, as well as an ergonomic design that was also aesthetically pleasing took a long time.

V1 - Laser cut plastic and steel, small side scallops, wide webbing path
V2 - Machined aluminum, chamfer added, tiny v-grooves on sides (duracoat black only), wide webbing path
V3 - Machined aluminum, various wide scallops (duracoat finish), reduced size, test logo engraving, new narrow webbing path
V4 - Machined aluminum, increased width and exaggerated scallops, final adjustments for webbing path, hardcoat anodize


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Concept, design, and engineering / Re: 500D PALS
« on: February 17, 2017, 10:59:38 PM »
Beard, I know what you're getting at. I don't have any hardware that small, only 1". I was gonna use a beer can, glue and a magnet to make a folding tool. Just haven't done it yet. I've also got some 1/2" and 3/8" webbing samples coming. I'm going to play with those too.

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Concept, design, and engineering / PALS Strap
« on: February 17, 2017, 05:46:45 PM »
This is my idea for a low profile PALS strap that can be added to any webbing backed pouch. What do you guys think? Thanks to mogensbeck for helping with these!






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Concept, design, and engineering / Re: 500D PALS
« on: February 17, 2017, 03:42:37 PM »
Here's a shot of the finished prototype with 500D PALS. It's a little rough and I HATE not having the matching binding tape. For test purposes, it will do!


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Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing / Juki LU-2828A-7
« on: February 14, 2017, 11:25:47 AM »
Brand new Juki LU-2828A-7 arriving from www.nickosew.com.  Internal clamps and trimmer optimized for minimized thread on start and stop tack.





Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk


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Platforms / Re: Modular Belt System (Prototype)
« on: February 10, 2017, 05:16:28 PM »
UPDATE:

After playing with different laminate panel designs, this is the latest belt sleeve. It's still only 3" tall, but now only 1/4" thick and weighs approx 5oz, thanks to the reduction in materials that laminate provides. The sleeve is constructed from 2mm foam, laminated to 500D Cordura, with an added LDPE plastic core. Binding tape was used to "link" all the panels together, and allow the possibility of opening up slots for sub-loads. This particular one does not have that option, and the panels are simply sewn the full length. Bar tacks are used to reinforce the ends. We tried versions that used binding tape around the whole perimeter, but no possibility for sub-load slots. The inner belt is single layer construction and has a portion of Velcro Loop on the inside, that grabs another patch, located inside the sleeve, thus preventing the belt from rotating.

Let me know what you guys think!


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Concept, design, and engineering / Zipper size
« on: December 21, 2016, 02:52:27 PM »
I've been using YKK no8 zippers for my clamshell style backpacks, and haven't had any complaints, but lately I've started to think that maybe it might be a zipper size too small, since everyone else seems to use no10. I am using straps with srb's to take some stress of the zips, but I'd like to hear some opinions. Is no8 strong enough to withstand years of daily commuting and other abuse?

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Asset exchange / Custom laser engraved rocks, pints, and flutes
« on: December 02, 2016, 11:27:31 AM »
Custom laser engraved rocks, pints, and flutes--->  http://bit.ly/2fPjtUR

Whiskey Two Four stocks durable, USA made Anchor Hocking rocks and pints glasses.  Our Luigi Bormioli champagne flutes are Italian made using a proprietary Ti glass blend for a flute as tough as it is classy.

special thanks to 1811tactical.com, 762tactical.com, FHFgear.com, OCtactical.com, and sunrisetacticalgear.com for use of their glasses as examples  (shown in no particular order.  i let imgur.com decide  :) )


















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Platforms / 6x3 chest rig panel laser cut from 500D/wide loop laminate
« on: November 23, 2016, 06:47:03 PM »
6x3 chest rig panel laser cut from 500D/wide loop laminate.  1.5oz / 43g




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Tutorials and techniques / WTFiles: Open Source Zipper Guide
« on: September 29, 2016, 05:51:19 PM »
This came in very handy as we were awaiting a custom machined foot.  As shown for a Juki LU-2210.  Adapt as necessary for your application.

Do you appreciate and agree with the giving spirit of open source?  Don't be that guy- Take a moment to familiarize yourself with TAPR OHL.

--->Zipped folder on Dropbox<---









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Platforms / Ultralight Laser Cut Outer Belt Adapter
« on: September 24, 2016, 11:01:03 AM »
Laser cut from Velcro USA One-Wrap.  36" / 91cm long, 1.8oz / 52g.  Optimized for 1.5" belts.  Cut to length with ordinary scissors to suit your application.  Overlap tabs on backside of belt.  Low profile adapter threads through belt loops.












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Platforms / Re: Patrolling Rig V2
« on: April 16, 2016, 05:24:23 PM »
Wearing my personal rig for PT. Works very well for adding some weight to your workouts.




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