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My latest backpack. Warning; lot of pictures

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by jma78, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. h.g.manifold

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    Incredible. This is a fantastic piece. i guess the best compliment would be, "When can i buy one!?"

    Great Job!

    O0
     
  2. jma78

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    Thanks again guys!:)
     
  3. jcw122

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    Where can I find the type of materials you used in making this? I'd be very interesting in trying my hand at this kind of work! Great job!
     
  4. jma78

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    www.diytactical.com and rockywoods.com com are good places to start from... Also, do a google search on cordura, milspec webbing, etc.. that will work as well..
     
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    What kind of sewing machine do you use?
     
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    Look at reply #13
     
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  8. Redbeane

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    outstanding! stash pocket=phenomenal. great skills
     
  9. jma78

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    Thanks Redbeane!:)

    I actually use that stash pocket quite often, so it was a good addition to the design..
     
  10. K-T

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    Great work on the pack! The work looks great!

    I had a few questions for you, Where are you getting the multicam from? I found some second had stuff but it's not the right colors. And how many yards of fabric did you use for this project?

    Hopfully I get my fabric in soon and I can post some photos!

    Thanks!
     
  11. jma78

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    Thanks K-T!

    Do you mean the off colored batch with the dark colors missing? (rockywoods is selling it (in 500d) for pretty much half the price)

    One source for multicam that i have been using is rockywoods.com.. I´m not sure if they currently have it on stock. I have also gotten it from a few US based gear makers.

    Then there´s Duro, but they have a 5yds minimum order.

    I think i used about a yard of 1000d multicam for this project (i´m not 100% sure, as i didn´t keep track of it), and a little less 500d coyote brown..

    But if it is your first backpack that you are building, you might want to use something less expensive.. Or order enough fabric to make two packs. When i´m making something i haven´t done before, the first one is usually just a "concept"-version.. To get the dimensions and methods right.
     
  12. K-T

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    Thanks for the reply! I have made some stuff but it was a long time ago, so I am going to make some small things for my EDC items and see how it goes from there. Just have to order some fabrics and get rolling!
     
  13. jma78

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    Oh, and another advise; Usually, the smaller things are a bit tricky to make, so if it´s been a long time since the last time you made anything, start from something bigger:)
     
  14. Mr_Moe

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    Saw this and your other work over at DIY. Always jaw-dropping impressive.

    *waves his hand in a jedi manner* - you will quit your dayjob and start making packs for us! ;-)
     
  15. jma78

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    Haha, thank you MrMoe:)

    Naw, i think i´ll stick with my dayjob, at the time being:)
     
  16. NaOH

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    Nice job!
     
  17. jma78

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    Thanks NaOH!
     
  18. mfmendiola

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    A Job well done!
     
  19. iKarith

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    Wow! With designs like that, your day job could be designing these things for one of the large backpack companies or something! Fine work you've got there!
     
  20. jma78

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    Thanks guys!

    Well, i think i will still keep my dayjob:)