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cobra dealer
where'd you get the cobra buckles?

In Make Your Own Gear » 2" hipbelt buckle & webbing
May 08, 10:20am

go ruck
That looks a bit like the goruck factory...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Golite Breeze / ULA Conduit Franken-ruck
March 21, 7:02pm

duomid/pyramid peak sewing
I'm starting on my second 6x8' duomid soon and i'm trying to figure out how i'm going to do the final peak on the tent. On my first i sewed all the panels together, then cut some m...

In Make Your Own Gear » duomid/pyramid peak sewing
March 10, 11:23pm

Cord routing
In my experience each time you have the cord go through something the more resistance it gives and the less it will want to evenly compass through the different loops. (I hope this makes sense) So ...

In Make Your Own Gear » My First Backpack.
February 22, 12:09am

Loops length
It's usually a large loop then two progressively smaller loops.

In Make Your Own Gear » thread loop issues
February 09, 9:13pm

Urtek
Yeah, they're plastic coated waterproof zippers. I was using #14 needles at first but switched to #18 to make a larger whole so the thread could move more easily through it. I'm using gut...

In Make Your Own Gear » thread loop issues
February 09, 3:51pm

somewhat resolved
I installed the no backlash spring and the new tension knob. The problem still persists with Urtek zipper if i go fast. Luckily it's a relatively short distance to stitch so i just go as slow...

In Make Your Own Gear » thread loop issues
February 09, 2:56pm

Test
So I took the tension knob apart and found the the discs were pretty flattened out from 40+ years of use. I successfully reassembled it and did a flat felled seam with vx21 and ballistic that didn...

In Make Your Own Gear » thread loop issues
February 04, 6:09pm

Bobbin washer
@david Thanks for the links. Where do you find the metal bobbin washers? I can only find the nylon ones.

In Make Your Own Gear » thread loop issues
February 04, 11:32am

repair resources
also, do you have any online resources for machine repair? all the stuff i can find looks a little scammy.

In Make Your Own Gear » thread loop issues
February 03, 10:39pm

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