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Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by jma78, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. jma78

    jma78 Loaded Pockets

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    This time i tried a different zipper set up for the main compartment.

    I kind of like that zipper set up; The main compartment opens up pretty wide so it´s easy to put stuff into the pack.

    Other features are pretty standard for my pack designs; A dedicated laptop/hydration compartment and sleeve pockets on the sides for water bottles and whatnot. I also made a removable cargo tail for the pack.

    Here are the pictures;

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    I couldn´t really come up with a clever name for it, so i just call it "a new pack"[​IMG]
     
  2. WilsonCQB1911

    WilsonCQB1911 Loaded Pockets

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    You made that?? That's so awesome!
     
  3. jma78

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    Thanks Wilson! Yeah, with my own little hands:)
     
  4. mommy1268

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    WOW! That looks great!
     
  5. WilsonCQB1911

    WilsonCQB1911 Loaded Pockets

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    Wow! Like I'd pay good money for something like that. Great job dude!
     
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  6. cowsmilk

    cowsmilk EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    That's a great looking, home made pack! Well done!:)
     
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    That's an awesome looking pack! What did you start out with when making this?

    Maybe you could do a video showing off all the features and showing how you pak/unpack it....

    More details please!
     
  8. Jon O

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    Looks amazing!
     
  9. tattoosteve99
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    tattoosteve99 EDC Junkie!!!

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    Wow. That looks great!
     
  10. Varmitslayer

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    I originally thought that was a store bought pack you had done some modifications to, that's awesome!

    What type of sewing machine/needle did you use, I've been wanting to make a bag but I'm afraid my machine setup won't be able to handle thick nylon.
     
  11. jma78

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    Thanks guys, much obliged!

    Just raw materials; cordura and milspec webbing and whatnot

    I have an old 60´s era Pfaff 360 (for this kind of work, you want to use an old machine, not one of those new one´s that´s made out of plastic.. Also, regular home machines are really not meant for the thick #69 nylon thread which is the standard for this type of work) Normally i use size denim 18 needle
     
  12. indigo_wolf

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    [​IMG]

    Clicked the link... as the page was rendering, I subconsciously registered that it was posted in the "Do-It-Yourself Modifications" and not in the "EDC Bags" or "Gear Review" sections. Then I registered who the OP was.

    This, of course, led to the realization that the bag was neither a production item nor available for purchase.

    It's sort of like hearing on the news that Santa Claus's sleigh was shot down as an unidentified aircraft shortly before crossing your state line on Christmas Eve. [​IMG]

    I will be placing my mail on hold this week, lest I receive equally disappointing news about the Easter Bunny.

    ATB,
    Sam
     
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Thats a seriously good looking job! How long did it take you?!
     
  14. Modchop
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    That is outstanding!

    Top job.
     
  15. ty_higg

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    I just feel in love that pack is awesome really great work.
     
  16. SAKplumber
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    SAKplumber EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    EDCF Passaround? :rofl: As IF!! LOL!!
     
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  17. jma78

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    Thanks guys!


    Haha, i guess it´s not fair to post pictures of a pack that is not on the market:)

    This was a "side project"; i worked on this when i had the time from my other projects (i do custom work and while it´s sometimes pretty boring to make battle belts, pouches and whatnot, it pays good and funds my little hobby) so it´s hard to say..

    Whenever i´m making packs like this (i mean, a single custom items with no equivalent in the market), i don´t just sit down, start sewing and stop when it´s finished (like i do with battle belts for example). Also when making this kind of packs, time is pretty much a hazy concept; There´s the actual sewing time and then there´s the time that goes into the design work and there´s the time that goes into everything else, like cutting, measuring, fitting, gluing, pre folding the binding tape and all that kind of stuff. From those mentioned, the actual sewing time takes by far the least amount of time. I would say that the total time i put into this was something like 15-20 hours.

    I do have one pack design which i have perfected into fast production; an assault pack that can be mounted on a body armor. And i do those always the same way. With those, the time used is easy to determine.

    Weeeell.. i think i´ll pass:)
     
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  18. jujigatame

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    I like the cargo tail with the zippered pocket on the inside. That would be handy for magazines and such. Additionally, I suppose you could put a (semi)rigid insert in there and use the tail by itself as a moveable platform for assorted pouches.

    Great work as always.
     
  19. Legend

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    When will they be coming out for sale? LOL ;)
     
  20. jma78

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    Good idea, i like the way you think:)

    Unfortunately; never:)