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Introductions / Hello from Alabama
« on: January 11, 2018, 10:35:46 AM »
Good day everyone and thanks for adding me to the forum.

Just started sewing some bags and cases, mostly for outdoors and looking to build skills and ask a lot of questions. I have an extensive public service background is all areas of Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS, but now work as a COO for an air-medical transport membership program in Birmingham, AL... I've been thinking off all the tactical gear I've bought over the years and wished it was more custom, now I hope it can be.....

I've looked around and the amount of talent here is absolutely amazing. So glad I found the forum as not many people at the local sewing shops willing to provide help.

Kind regards,

John~


Here's a pic of my first bag I built.. Its a tow strap carrier.



 

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Tutorials and techniques / Re: Cordura Pouch Flap construction technique
« on: September 05, 2017, 10:32:37 AM »
Thanks. I've got a few pouch orders to do, so I'll make a point of snapping some photos of my method and put a little tutorial together.

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Can we just go back to the good old days where we can show off what we come up with and get POSITIVE feedbacks and not bickering over who have the prettier mag flaps or worrying that the site is going turn into another DIY Tactical?

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Secret forums and restricted access are not inline with gearmaker.org's intent.

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This is a very interesting non-sewing thread. I like reading everyones opinions, as there are certainly aspects I did not fully consider. If there were a private discussion area, I think the idea of a post contribution threshold is good, but coupled with an administrator approval. It shows you care enough to take time and contribute. It also shows you are relatively serious about building gear, and not just floating by. Like many others here, I have money on the line, and work very hard to refine and develop my products. Sometimes I look for suggestions on how to tackle a problem and it's nice to have like-minded (often more experienced) people to bounce ideas off of. I have read every single post in this forum, even if the topic is not something I'm super interested in, and I try to contribute as much as I can.

The only real reason I'd personally want a private area, is to be able to post unfinished work for the purpose of development, out of view from potential customers. I don't mind contributing my 2 cents if someone has a problem to solve, and I certainly don't think that should entitle me to any of their work. Collaborations are best left to true private discussions, where specific terms can be agreed upon. As far as design theft goes, I'm less worried about that with this group of people. It's much too easy for a large company to scoop something from the FB page or IG of a smaller company, in this day and age. Unless you have the financial means to battle in court, might as well focus on simply building the best gear you can and let the customer choose.

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Concept, design, and engineering / Re: Production steps for backpack
« on: January 22, 2017, 02:33:29 PM »
Please post an introduction here-  http://gearmaker.org/index.php?board=2.0
I`m not manufacturer and have no brand at this time. May be in future. So nothing to introduce.

That would have been a good introduction.  Account banned.  First ban  :(

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Vendors and sources / Re: 5mm Nylon Webbing & Tubular
« on: December 21, 2016, 09:58:20 PM »
Hollow Para cord.

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Concept, design, and engineering / Re: Help with 'folds'
« on: December 08, 2016, 05:00:04 AM »
Here's an unfold from a 3d box to illustrate...

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Er'body in the club gettin' 500D?

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Introductions / Re: Hello From Alaska
« on: October 30, 2016, 02:54:07 PM »
Its all the same, just we get to throw velcro on it, call it "tactical gear" then triple the price.....

Probably similar to the Alaska way............quadruple the price of everything.....because the roll of 1000d Multicam had to be delivered by dogsled, and, you run your sewing machine off a water mill in the creek prone to freezing over 7 months of the year....

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Packs and bags / One strap EDC backpack
« on: August 21, 2016, 07:59:52 AM »
Hi there,

Here is a one strap backpack made for EDC use, around 20 L. One big compartment with laptop sleeve and some zipped pockets. One flat front compartment (AIII like), and a hidden compartment (covered in loop) beneath it with the opening right under the bottom molle row. It closed with a zipper and some hook&loop to keep it flat. Side curved pocket was a bit pain in the ass to sew but I'm quite happy with the result, last time I made one similar was on the greenzone hydration pack and the result was quite messy...

Here are some pics:












I'm definitely not a big fan of one strap packs but I'm quite happy with the overall design, I may make it again with classic shoulder straps...

Cheers!

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Introductions / Re: Hello from South Central Ontario, canada
« on: May 28, 2016, 07:57:29 PM »
Trigger alert: I promise nothing.

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Packs and bags / Typhon cabin bag
« on: May 28, 2016, 02:46:30 PM »
Hey there,

Here is a bag sized to comply with IATA regs, 55x40x20 cm made out of 1000D Typhon & Beige litelok lining with #10 zipper on the outside and #8 on the inside. Nothing really fancy except for the fashion camo ;)





Cheers!

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Off Topic / Three Cheers for an Unnamed Gearmaker.org Member!
« on: February 25, 2016, 05:43:26 PM »
I know he doesn't do the things he does for any kind of public edification, for any kind of civics award, or whatever, so I won't state his name here.

But, without knowing a friend of mine from 2nd Ranger BN, an Iraq Vet, disabled now, who has pushed himself physically and mentally, to donate his time and effort as a Squadron XO in the Tennessee Wing Civil Air Patrol, Cumberland Composite Squadron Flight 393.   The Cadets in this unit had been neglected, most without even a uniform or simple pistol belt with 1qt canteen.     So Matt and I began a BDU uniform and equipment drive, collecting donated uniforms and equipment here in Colorado, Lightfighter.net donations, and by haggling a better price, we have been able to outfit 9 cadets with summer and winter uniforms, M65 field jackets, GI jungle boots, a mix of Alice Rucks and Woodland molle equipmet, Garmin 101, 201, 301 Wrist GPSs, Garmen eTrex mapable GPSs, and so on.




This member took it upon himself to donate $600+ in materials, webbing, hardware plus several dozen hours labor to produce 10 custom chest rigs, pouch suite and lumbar packs for use by the Cadets in their Ground Search and Rescue, Regional Disaster Response and other missions:






The Cadets already were highly motivated and experienced woodsmen, they just needed some old uniforms, boots and nylon to help them look like a military unit.   6 out of 10 have achieved Ranger 3rd Class ratings.    They are really setting a new standard for the Wing, and all it took was some old uniforms and boots.

The Cadets are being issued the above Woodland GSAR Rigs tonite, only 1 knows about them, the rest its going to be a big surprise.

So to the member who executed the above, HIP HIP!.......................................

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