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Asset exchange / Re: M81 woodland MIL-W-5664 elastic 4" and 5"
« on: January 18, 2019, 06:53:42 AM »
Very cool. Is this a printed product, or woven? Any pictures? Has a proof been made?

Printed.  No proofs yet as we're processing printing plates while the line is set up.  As soon as it's up, pics will be posted.

Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing / Re: Juki LU-2828V-7
« on: January 17, 2019, 10:16:13 AM »
Thanks for the detailed reply. I was getting 503 errors trying to download the manual. Ive thumbed through it a little today now that I downloaded it. I was interested in the auto thread tension, foot pressure, and the programs of settling it up for different weights, and thickness materials. I kinda want my next machine to use the large thread as a lot of seats are going in that style and Id want to have a factory match of thread.

Contact a sewing machine distributor.  Tell them your needs.  Let them build your spec.  There are some distributors extremely well versed in auto upholstery.

Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing / Re: Juki LU-2828V-7
« on: January 17, 2019, 09:58:07 AM »

Do you think this machine could excel in a design workshop where it could be used as a Swiss army knife of sewing machines for different weight fabrics, webbing, threads, and laminates?

Being able to set into memory the 100+ different combinations of things we sew in new product development for prototypes would be awesome.

My choice for a sampling machine, hands down, is a 2210N with pneumatic high step knee switch and a Mitsu panel.  For production- V series all day long. 

Whiskey Two Five runs the sewing suite.  During production, she can make the changes on the 2828Vs via NFC with a tablet while the operator is changing a foot or thread.  Two people doing the work of one, in this instance, accelerates the retooling process and keeps four eyes on the changeover for better QA.  If the operator were expected to do all of those tasks, there's a higher probability loss of revenue would occur in the form of bad parts.  The V excels in the production role.

When doing sample work and constantly changing thicknesses and materials; I can adjust tension knobs, stitch length, presser foot pressure, etc waaaaaay quicker on a 2210 than I can on the V.

Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing / Re: Juki LU-2828V-7
« on: January 16, 2019, 08:19:04 AM »
Ive got a few questions about this machine, we are looking at it in an upholstery shop.
Do you need to use the auto thread trimmer and auto back tack?  There are a lot of projects we do where we have to hand tie in a splice top decorative stitch.

One may deactivate thread trim and back tack.

How would a machine like this tolerate dirty things sewn through it with the sensors getting dust an dirt on them.

We run only virgin material through it.  A daily compressed air blow out of the machine should prevent most issues.

How many sewing parameters can be stored in the machine? It would nice to store a lot of them.

I don't know.  We haven't yet exhausted its storage space.

Can you use the T-270 thread in it?

Juki's site says 138

It also looks like it uses different feet, so that is another cost for us. I know you got it from nick-sew, but did you check locally for a dealer that can maintain it for you?

Different feet save money when used correctly.

Local authorized Juki distributor sent a tech.  He was a walking bag of dicks.  My, god.  Two machines were worse after he left.  He just kept running his mouth about how he married in to the sewing machine family but got divorced but stayed cuz it's a job.  A job at which he does not seem to excel.  I finally discovered he had not received factory training on the 2800 series.  One must learn to maintain their own machines to minimize interruptions to daily operations.  This machine is as easy to maintain as a 2210.

will the run be q2 or most likely q3 cheers

Based on consumption; 2Q2019

Asset exchange / M81 woodland MIL-W-5664 elastic 4" and 5"
« on: January 15, 2019, 07:27:58 PM »
Now accepting POs for M81 woodland MIL-W-5664 elastic in 4" and 5" in one and two side print.  Price not to exceed-

-4" one side $9/yard
-4" two side $11/yard
-5" one side $12/yard
-5" two side $14/yard

Order in 100 yard increments per width per style.

Approx 90 day lead time.  Funds due upon completion and prior to shipping.  FCA Phoenix, AZ, USA.  Your PO and UPS, FedEx, or DHL account number are necessary to participate.

Your participation may be disclosed to promote this and future buys.

Email your PO to <buyersclub AT wtfidea DOT com>

CLOSED.  No more POs accepted for this run.  Keep an eye out for the next one (:

Service exchange / WTF cut and sew
« on: January 11, 2019, 09:46:28 AM »
WTF laser cut and sew products to your specifications using our stocked, USA made, Berry compliant, solution dyed, milspec fabrics in ranger green, black, coyote brown, and Multicam.


    -OEM, ODM, and contract sewing; short (QTY 10 per color per style) to long runs
    -Milspec printed tags and apparel care labels
    -Warehouse & dropship your products with a legal, fictitious address to conceal origin
    -White background product photography w/optional props and models
    -Rapid CAD, patternmaking, BOM, TDP, etc and prototyping and development
    -Contract laser cutting up to 66" x 98"
    -Laminating of almost anything to almost anything
    -Reducing costs by ensuring proper execution the first time
    -Self contained operations;  Our costing, design, cutting, sewing, marketing, photography, warehousing, and logistics are under one climate controlled roof.

Purchasing options:

    -Individual and blanket purchase orders
    -IMPAC, GPCs, government purchasing cards, discretionary funds
    -Wire transfer, bank drafts, major credit and debit cards via website checkout

Freight options:

    -Common carrier, LTL, trailer, and container freight options
    -Palletized and custom crated freight on carrier of choice or best rate
    -All shipments are offered FCA Phoenix, AZ, USA

A history of performance:

    -WTF have successfully delivered hundreds of thousands of good parts over more than 13 years of business.
    -WTF have constantly introduced materials, technologies, and processes at an affordable price for integration by other manufacturers.
    -WTF have been recognized over the years by notable industry publications.

Sustainability & continuity:

    -A pricing model to pay above average talent an above average wage is the foundation of this company.  Good pay increases employee morale and product quality.  Good pay reduces turnover, brain drain, and associated costs with training new labor.  The employee benefits from good pay.  The enthusiast, patrolman, and serviceman benefit from a well compensated employee with financial motivation to produce a good part.  WTF ultimately benefit from an employee with good pay.  We take pride in taking care of the employee who take care of your parts.  In the War On Wages; Just Say No to prison labor, slave labor, and undercompensated labor in developed and developing nations.

    -Self contained operations;  Our costing, design, cutting, and sewing operations are on site and under one roof.  This significantly reduces time and cost associated with product development.

    -A flexible workforce;  Maintaining a flexible pool of qualified, trained labor enables us to be responsive and accommodating to our employees' changing scheduling needs.  Moreover, we can scale for production capacity demand as necessary without major interruption to daily operations.

    -All manufacturing and warehouse space is air conditioned and heated year round for employee comfort and focus on your products.  WTF constantly update equipment with the latest, ergonomic, and human friendly options.  We focus on reducing employee fatigue so they may better concentrate on producing a good part.

   -Manufacturing operations are in Phoenix, Arizona far from natural disaster and political and economic instability.  Arizona's infrastructure is new and well managed with reliable roads, airports, power, water, and fiber.  Arizona's stable, relatively mild weather allows for three shift, 7 day a week operations year round as necessary.  When seasonal or unexpected natural disasters paralyze operations in other regions, we're producing.

    -A financially responsible ownership;  We're much more interested in building a long term revenue generating apparatus than refinancing real estate and buying toys.  We live modestly, drive modestly, and minimize participation in high risk activities.
    We spend as much time researching legal professionals as we do our processes and machinery.  We retain these professionals.  We listen to them.  A proactive legal team ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations to ensure uninterrupted daily operations.

WTF are a complete conversion, manufacturing, and logistical solution for your gear designs.  We can consistently deliver parts to your specifications and destinations.

NDAs are accepted electronically in PDF form from your counsel's email address for inspection and evaluation with a $250 inspection and evaluation fee.  The fee is credited to your first order.  Working with so many designers and manufacturers often results in receiving similar requests from multiple customers, convergent evolution, and similar circumstances.  NDAs, non comps, etc, are typically too vague and potentially disruptive to our business as an agreement with one party could preclude us from doing business with another.  If you have an adversarial, suspicious, xenophobic, or similar mindset toward vendors please look elsewhere.

Our OEM services exist to create a sustainable income for our employees, your brand, and WTF.  It's in our best interest to take excellent care of our customers.  Backdooring parts and otherwise alienating customers is not a sustainable business model.  WTF make specialized materials and manufacturing processes affordable and readily available to those who may be otherwise unable to access them.  Moreover, we have experience with a vast width and breadth of materials and their respective applications within and beyond the textiles realm.

There is an astonishing collection of high performance machinery and talent within our operation.  We like to keep our machinery producing and our talent engaged.  Whether revenue is generated through our brand or yours is irrelevant to us.



The MOLLE and MOLLE 2 family of gear use many different types of webbing.  This machine, if it's chainstitch like search hits keep saying, wouldn't be ideal for bartacking PALS webbing or anything else.  If you need to do buttonholing or draperies, it may be a good choice.

Accepting POs now for production to be completed late February 2019.  Payment due upon completion.  Participation requires your common carrier account number or third party freight arrangements.

Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing / Re: Juki LU-2828V-7
« on: December 24, 2018, 08:06:29 AM »
Thread tension is superb.  The sewing supervisor may walk by a machine and, while the sewing g machine operator is prepping for their next step, change settings and/or profiles wirelessly via NFC with a tablet.

Introductions / Re: Hello from ITALY
« on: December 24, 2018, 08:04:19 AM »

Introductions / Re: Hello from North Texas
« on: December 21, 2018, 08:36:07 AM »
Welcome aboard.  Thank you for participating

Asset exchange / Murdock M81 woodland 1" webbing in 1000 yard lots
« on: December 21, 2018, 08:24:51 AM »
Thanks to the assistance of other gearmakers and our combined purchasing power, WTF have commissioned a run of 1" Murdock M81 woodland jacquard webbing.  We're making it available to other gearmakers in 1000 yard lots.  Total cost is just under $1000.00USD per 1000 yard lot.  For pricing transparency, the quote is available for your inspection upon request.

No payment due up front.  A purchase order is necessary to participate.  Payment will be due upon completion.  Parts are offered FCA Central Falls, RI and participants must provide a valid UPS, FedEx, or DHL account number for freight.  90 day lead time.  Your participation may be publicly disclosed to assist in promoting future gearmaker material group buys.

Please direct questions to buyersclub AT wtfidea DOT com

Participants (disclosed with their respective written permission) involved with this group buy as of 19DEC2018: EssTac, OC Tactical, Whiskey Two Four

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Asset exchange / WTB: 2 yards of GreenZone printed loop 4"
« on: December 13, 2018, 11:53:21 AM »
WTB:  2 yards of GreenZone printed loop 4"

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