Every Friday in 2012, I will post a new project. I will try to keep it a sewing project, but we'll see. The weekly project could be for caving, metal detecting, hiking, hunting/shooting, fishing, or ???? I will NOT guarantee that I will come up with a good idea or that I will try to sell any of the projects. I will just attempt to create something new. Let me know what you think!! Rick@CoffeeCreekGear.com
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12/24/2011 Sheath(s) for Lesche digger - Metal Detecting
was just trying to make a better sheath than the one that comes with
the Lesche. Improvements are: Open bottom to let dirt/mud out and an
experimental plastic "wear bar".
12/30/2011 Improved Sheath for Lesche digger - Metal Detecting
quality of last week's sheath...bugged me. I knew I could do
better. SO, I built two more this week and I'm showing you the last one that I made.
1. Much cleaner look. 2. Webbing "wear bar". It will still last a long
time and it's WAY EASIER to sew than the clear plastic was. 3. I tried to stiffen-up the sheath(as suggested to
me on FMDF) by sewing webbing onto the back of the sheath. 4. Added the "molle" attachment points. Not very
functional, but I think it looks cool. 5. Open bottom for dirt to fall out.
1/6/2012 Slip-On Gear Loop - Caving
an idea I've had for a while. And it was time to try and build it.
caving harnesses have lousy gear loops. The loops are ALWAYS too small.
Part of the problem(just as with the lack of
"butt-straps"), is the one-size-fits-all construction of most caving harnesses.
When harness is made this way, permanent features, such as gear loops
and butt straps, CAN'T be sewn into
come up with with a "slip-on" system that works on any
caving harness made from 2 inch webbing.
the Gear Loop that I came up with. Just like the Comfort
Strap Kit, it's based on the two inch,
anti-slip webbing. The final version will have some changes: the loop
will be made from 1/2 inch webbing(instead of
1 inch) and the loop will be covered in plastic tubing.
reason that I didn't build it that way last night.....I didn't have any
QUALITY 1/2 inch webbing and the tubing I purchased is too small. I need one
showing a couple of my other attempts.
1/13/2012 Slip-On Gear Loop FINAL - Caving
the final version of the gear loop. It's based on the 2 inch
anti-slip webbing system used by the Comfort Strap Kit. I
inch flat webbing for the attachment loops and the gear loop. Plastic
tubing covers the gear loop.
caver would like to have the gear loop "stick out" a bit more, just
install the Slip-On Gear Loop upside down.
1/20/2012 Compass/Clino Case #1 - Caving
can see, this project needs a LOT more work. However, I learned what
NOT to do, which will help on the next attempt.
idea is to protect the instrument modules, combine the instruments into
one unit, and design a case that doesn't have
to be removed while in use.
It will have
instruments back-to-back. A clear vinyl pocket will hold a sheet of
Lexan to protect the module on each side. I also want each
side to be color coded....makes it easy to know which instrument is