Improved Lesche Sheath
Slip-On Gear Loop
Slip-On Gear Loop - FINAL
Compass/Clino Case #1
Compass/Clino Case #2
FebruarySingle Compass Case
Improved Single Compass Case
Alpine Box conversion for the Arbee Harness
Single Compass Case - FINAL
Metal Detector Dust Cover Modification
Single Box Shell Carrier
Cordura Seat Cover
Trap Shooting Pouch
Quiet Case for Socket
Set Part 1
Figure 8 Chest Harness -
Evolution of a Harness
Chest Harness Video
Chest Harness Video
Y and H Harnesses
2/3/2012 Single Compass Case - Caving
haven't been able to come up with a good closure for the double case.
So, I switched to a single case. While I was at it, I tried
a different construction technique. I know I didn't get it posted on Friday....but,
I completed the case at 11:50pm.
2/10/2012 Improved Single Compass Case - Caving
I realized yesterday that
the double Compass/Clino case will not work. When the two instruments are put back-to-back, there is
too much "stuff" below the compass. It would be almost impossible to get a good compass reading to a
downhill station with the double case.
I might try a
side-by-side case eventually, but for now, I'm going back to the single
I added two strips of webbing on the eyepiece end.
This will hold the instrument in and leave the eyepiece unobstructed. The other
end is where the instrument is slipped into the case. Three flaps of Velcro hold everything
together(including the Lexan).
is the first case that I'm satisfied with. I would feel comfortable
taking THIS case caving. However, there are still some improvements that I
can make. I think I can reduce the bulk of the Velcro(while keeping it secure)
and I can make a change to the overall construction for a better fit.
The case also needs a small D ring
for a neckstrap.
2/17/2012 Fritzke Alpine Box Conversion for the
Arbee Chest Harness - Caving
2/24/2012 Single Compass Case FINAL - Caving
the experimental conversion that I did for Jay Kennedy, Paul Siegel
wondered if I would do the same for him. I said I would, thinking this
will be an easy add on to the Arbee harness. THEN Paul told me he had a Fritzke Alpine Box. The
Alpine Box is different than other chest boxes because it has a single,
angled slot for the torso strap and
shoulder strap. Other chest boxes have separate slots.
strap was fairly straight foward. I just had go from the 1 1/2"
webbing down to 1" for the box. I doubled the 1" webbing for
added stiffness and durability.
about just threading the shoulder straps through the slots, but I was
worried that the "bunching" would make it difficult to go back to the Cinch-Tite
system if Paul decided to go back to a dedicated Frog system. So, I built the add-on
loops for attaching the shoulder straps. The loops are threaded
"backwards" for more friction and to keep the
tails out of the way.
I do have one
concern. Because the harness was designed as a one-size-fits-most
for Frog system users, the shoulder straps might be too long for use with
the Alpine box. I won't know until Paul has a chance to do some testing with it.
to Garry Storrick for keeping the Vertical Devices
website up and running. Without that site I would not have been able to
make the pattern of the Alpine Box.
This is the final version
of the compass case. I was able to reduce the bulk of the the
enclosure system and
refine the construction for a better fit. One thing I'd still
like to do, is add a thin layer of neoprene on the inside.
The case can
be used with the cord that comes with the instrument or a more
comfortable neck strap can be attached.