Discussion in 'DIY (Do It Yourself)' started by Reno Lewis, Dec 23, 2017.
Have a sheath about 90% done for my Enzo Necker.
@RocketmanDane i like the color combo. Looks comfy also.
Thanks! Little dark to see nicely but it is 3 colors Bright Red, Bright Blue, Bright Orange. I did not have enough yarn to make a whole hat with one color . So I decided to put all 3 together.
It is super comfy, I am still in the process of shrinking/ Felting it. It will only be comfier the more it is worn.
My next hats will be earth tones atleast triple colored if not 4 colored. It takes me a while to complete each hat. So it may be awhile again before I have more pictures.
Decided to sew a couple of reusable face masks today.
Managed to completely finish 12 masks with about 5 more almost finished.
I have been busy making and altering cloth face masks the last few days. No pictures as there flying out the door back to their users after I finish..
The 2 biggest problem people are having with the masks are #1 fogging glasses. #2 what is holding the mask on.
For the mask fogging I have been carefully opening and placing a length of the “gear ties” by Nite Ize (I think is the manufacture) Basicly a flexible metal covered in rubber casing. Works great to form to the nose to prevent upward air movement and it helps prevent sagging which makes the fogging worse.
For the mask attachment people really are not liking the cloth ties or the elastic ear pieces. So I have been swapping them for 550 cord and a double hole cord lock. This seems to be the big winner. I personally hate the first 2 options so I have also swapped them on all my masks
One of the masks I’ve been working on.
95 + year old lady likes jelly beans
Awesome stuff Dane.
As for my covid-related DIYing. I got tired of stripping everything out of my wallet every time I left the house to disinfect it. I was basically only using my debit card and ID so I threw together a quick crappy kydex wallet that will either hold 4-5 cards or 2 cards and my wallet tool...also whipped up a loop for my streamlight microstream
A mess. The wife wanted me to move the thermostat 2' to the left on the living room wall...
Dane you should do a whole dedicated thread to the masks
I have the same bow saw & i was using a hose for the blade protection. I like your idea better
Been working on a chicken coop for the past two weeks or so.
I started my first kydex sheath for my new 3, but I have to get some different eyelets. All I have on hand are eyelets that are too short and chicago screws that are too long.
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a couple of pallet chairs for a friend.
Kydex sheath for xancudo.
Coop’s been done for a few weeks. Figured might as post some updated pics. Gotta finish the run now, the chicks are ready to be out of the brooder.
Decided to start a new Patch Vest/ Jacket recently.
Started with a Canvas “concealed carry” vest. Was probably not the best choice of vest to start from but is actually turning out ok. I had to remove a bunch of stuff off the vest. I also discovered I would need to add a 2nd layer to all single layered canvas for durability.
#1 Added a 2nd layer to reinforce the back panel. And 2nd layer to the shoulder panels.
#2 Installed the Back patch for stability and to center back fabric.. (covered in the photo) Very important to center the 2 layers before attaching any additional patches.
#3 Fabricated then installed a Multicam Liner. The liner is attached everywhere but the bottom. The bottom is finished and just smaller then the outer layer. The liner is sewed down before the last seam on the edge of the vest. This enables the Camo to be completely hidden when wearing. ( The liner ended up costing me a Multicam jacket for material.. But it looks Awesome in person and was worth it
Not great pictures as I used paint to remove the table it was on. But you get the picture
Def more work to do but it is turning In to exactly what I wanted!
Fire steel copper handle.
Awesome, you are as bad as myself. I could keep a sweatshop in Thialand busy sewing. I cut the inside lining out of Carhartt vests and then sew around all of it to keep zipper in and keep from fraying out arm holes and neck, and bottom. I need to learn how to put a lining in, but haven't done it yet. Finding the right vest is liking finding the perfect knife. I'm not sure it exists, but the Carhartts are great to work with. Maybe I'll post a picture. But my sewing is pretty rough.
The trick I have found with liners is using a additional garment as the liner. Just cut the sleeves off a similar sized garment and sew it together with the vest inside out starting with the arm holes. Once the armholes are lined up you can trip and sew the rest of the edges to align correctly. You HAVE to start with the arm holes.
I designed this pendant head from the Council Tool pack axe.
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