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Old 04-05-2018   #21
 
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Hahaha, swing on through Bozeman and I'll see what I can stitch up!

If you wanna send me a patch of your choice I will seriously try and make one up. They are a little bit dependent on your preferred beverage vessel, that one in particular is made for a 20oz Hydroflask tumbler. It also fits a nalgene AND a 32oz hydroflask bottle as well.

I leave for a Grand Trip in a week so I probably won't be able to crank one out before then but perhaps when I get back before Lochsa season really kicks off!
Aw hell, new soft goods company in Montana. Look out.

Seriously though, nice work.

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Old 04-05-2018   #22
 
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My wife is a pretty good sewer, what kind of machines is everyone sewing on? Will a standard sewing machine with a heavy duty needle do the trick, or do you all have heavy duty machines? Looking to make some drop bags and straps
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Old 04-05-2018   #23
 
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My girlfriend used a simple heavy duty Singer and "leather needles" to craft this for me. Seemed to be plenty of machine to handle it.

If anyone has leads on a cheap supplier of micromesh by the yard please let me know. Ordering it from River Boat Works is too costly...


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My girlfriend used a simple heavy duty Singer and "leather needles" to craft this for me. Seemed to be plenty of machine to handle it.

If anyone has leads on a cheap supplier of micromesh by the yard please let me know. Ordering it from River Boat Works is too costly...
Nice clean work on that piece! Sailrite has some of the mesh. How much is RBW charging a yard for their stuff? Even at whatever they are marking it up they likely don't cover much of their time to sell just materials. Its the sad reality of it. I have a local place that manufactures Canvas wall tents that I rarely use for a resource and they are double to triple retail on small items like D-rings but even at that it isn't worth their time to sell someone 10 d-rings.

Seattle Fabrics may have some stuff. As well as a good many other vendors on the web. Search Phifertex and double layer Phifertex. I don't use that stuff. I have been using pet mesh screen from Joanns which is really pretty heavy duty. It is something like $8.99 a yard retail and if you use one of the readily available 40-50% off coupon it is dirt cheap. Cheap enough that I am just making stuff out of it to test designs, if it doesn't hold up long term then I am just out prototypes and know what design changes are needed and can make them out of something else.
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Old 04-05-2018   #25
 
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Aw hell, new soft goods company in Montana. Look out.

Seriously though, nice work.
Ha, don't worry about that. We have enough "start ups" here in Bozeman. I already have another business that I don't wanna run.

Thanks, I am learning!
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Nice clean work on that piece! Sailrite has some of the mesh. How much is RBW charging a yard for their stuff? Even at whatever they are marking it up they likely don't cover much of their time to sell just materials. Its the sad reality of it.
I got just a yard for $25.00 a little while ago to play around with making some gear. I also ordered an (amazingly bomber) duffel as well, in part because I get that they aren't really in the business of selling fabric. That being said Ron wasn't exactly forthcoming on where he gets his from.
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Old 04-05-2018   #27
 
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Here are a few quick options from Google:

Sailrite

Tarps Now

Here it is for $10 a yard
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Super helpful. Thanks a bunch.
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Old 04-05-2018   #29
 
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Here are a few more things I am working on or have finished:


Knife Roll:








Drink holder variety:




Gear Sling/cover thing for 18' Grand Canyon boat(more Ds than my report cards):







Table Leg Holder/Dish Rack:



Table/Gear Deck for 12ft paddle cat:

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I love these types of threads! Here is a barrel pump that I made. Planning on a few things this year, a drop bag, cargo net and whatever else I can think up!

Missiongravity, where do you buy the vinyl mesh?
Nice, I recognize the cutting board with holes cut out of it sitting on your bench. Making pumps is a real PITA but is pretty satisfying when they work. I figure that by making pumps I am losing $ based on the amount of time I spent...

That said, thanks to this forum, I have made some things.

Pumps, smaller top-off style pumps without a check valve and a large ABS 5" barrel pump with check valve.



Two 4" thick PVC pads, need to make some cooler pad covers next.


Dry bag for tent, and a longer one for the k-pump style pump:


I didn't really make this, just assembled from loop straps and a metal ring:


Need to check yard sales this spring for a heavy duty sewing machine....
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