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Re: Gear Making! Thread for do it yourself-ers...
« Reply #405 on: March 18, 2010, 11:05:31 PM »
Quote from: "sethb7290"
and that CAN spell disaster.

I didn't know sling thingies could spell at all, let alone a word like disaster  :lol:
I like it, seems like it would be effective
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Re: Gear Making! Thread for do it yourself-ers...
« Reply #406 on: July 01, 2010, 08:53:50 AM »
After deciding I needed more of a summer rig, I did a battle belt in ranger green.

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Re: Gear Making! Thread for do it yourself-ers...
« Reply #407 on: July 01, 2010, 12:08:08 PM »
Quote from: "WhiskeyTwoFour"
After deciding I needed more of a summer rig, I did a battle belt in ranger green.

How much would you charge for one of those in coyote brown?
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Re: Gear Making! Thread for do it yourself-ers...
« Reply #408 on: July 12, 2010, 09:36:01 AM »
What type of sewing machine is needed to sew 100D or 500D cordura? Can a regular fabric sewing machine work or will something more heavy duty be needed?
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Re: Gear Making! Thread for do it yourself-ers...
« Reply #409 on: July 12, 2010, 10:38:47 AM »
You might be able to get away with a smaller type machine assuming you are just sewing the fabric and not webbing. The most inexpensive machine I have ever seen that can handle this kind of gear stuff is either a thompson walking foot machine or a sailrite ls1. The walking foot makes life much easier.

There are however a gazillion different sewing machines and some may work. I jumped from a thompson to my Juki DNU 1541s and I haven't had a problem in 4years of almost daily sewing. The needles I use are almost too large for lighter fabrics (50-420D) but it has more than enough power for 4-6layers of 1000D and heavy webbing.
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« Reply #410 on: July 12, 2010, 01:06:30 PM »
Ok thanks, I'll probably just buy a Thompson then.
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Re: Gear Making! Thread for do it yourself-ers...
« Reply #411 on: July 12, 2010, 03:17:06 PM »
Be sure to have someone show you how to thread it and set the tension right.
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Re: Gear Making! Thread for do it yourself-ers...
« Reply #412 on: July 12, 2010, 03:30:35 PM »
Ok thanks for the help, now I just need to come up with money to buy one
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Re: Gear Making! Thread for do it yourself-ers...
« Reply #413 on: July 12, 2010, 06:15:35 PM »
For what it's worth, I am selling my Consew 106 knock-off (from Neel's Saddlery on eBay). Has a variable speed motor, walking foot, table, + I am including all the buckles, webbing, cabinets and cutting table.  $1,000 cash, you pick it up in North Glendale.

The machine alone was $900.

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Re: Gear Making! Thread for do it yourself-ers...
« Reply #414 on: May 14, 2011, 10:39:38 PM »
My first stab at any kind of gear or sewing. Two rifle slings.  Used a Janome MC6600P.




They are based on this...
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