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My name is Thomas, and I like to make things
« on: August 02, 2017, 05:16:28 PM »
Hello,

My name is Thomas, I like to make things.

It’s a little bit of an obsession.

I was born in Amsterdam, and spent the first decade of my life there, and the remainder of my life I’ve spent in Ontario.

Some of you may recognize my name from other forums. DIYTactical, being one.

I work for a company that manufactures sewn goods. Military and the aerospace industry are among some of their clients. It gives me access to interesting materials.

I’ve spent most of my life wandering around in the wild, and most of what I do is geared towards that. No military (or milsim) background, but I draw a lot of inspiration from that world. When I started modifying and making stuff, taking apart surplus gear to re-purpose was one of the only options open to me, so consequently, almost everything I made was OD, and it still remains my colour of choice.

Look forward to contributing.
« Last Edit: August 02, 2017, 06:06:19 PM by Exploriment »
“Your stuff is like Soviet weaponry; crude, but effective.”

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Re: My name is Thomas, and I like to make things
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 07:54:09 PM »
Are you still hand sewing everything?

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Re: My name is Thomas, and I like to make things
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2017, 08:25:47 PM »
No. I have access to machines now! Miracles do happen. But I just did a backpack, and I did edge binding by hand, just because I didn’t have access to an edge binder.
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Re: My name is Thomas, and I like to make things
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2017, 12:53:37 AM »
Welcome!!! I've enjoyed your blog for a long time!!! Glad to see you made it over here, and to hear you've finally gotten access to a machine.  ;D

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Re: My name is Thomas, and I like to make things
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2017, 06:48:01 AM »
Welcome aboard!!!


Your NyfFyrLyt model 1 and 2 were a HUUUUGE inspiration for me at about age 13. I wanted one of those, sooooo bad.




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Re: My name is Thomas, and I like to make things
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2017, 03:14:01 PM »
Welcome!

The stuff you've done by hand is simply insane, can't wait to see what you do with a machine!
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Re: My name is Thomas, and I like to make things
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2017, 07:05:12 PM »
My name is Bill and I like to browse and stuff  ;D

welcome to the site

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Re: My name is Thomas, and I like to make things
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 11:14:23 PM »
Welcome!

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Re: My name is Thomas, and I like to make things
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2017, 12:24:54 PM »
Hello Thomas, i really liked your handmade backpack, i'm glad that you are here and i'm curious what's happening now that you have a sewing machine!

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Re: My name is Thomas, and I like to make things
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2017, 07:48:37 PM »
Glad to hear that you have access to a sewing machine now. Those who know you from DIYTac were truly inspired by the fact that you hand sewed everything. It's still inspiring. Loving the Turkish knots as zipper pulls.

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Re: My name is Thomas, and I like to make things
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2017, 05:53:19 PM »
Exploriment,

Great to see your still knocking out kit.

Some of your early work posted on DIY Tactical inspired me to start making bags.

-Brian