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 Gotta crawl before you run: Soft parts (pic heavy)

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Re: Gotta crawl before you run: Soft parts (pic heavy)
« Reply #15 on: Oct 14, 2015, 02:50 PM »
Question about the girth belt. Did you gut the cord or preshrink it at all? I know from back in my Army days we typically gutted the cord if we needed it tied off, and from making a few small 550 projects preshrinking the cord helped incase the completed item ever got wet and not stretched back out.

Overall it is looking amazing and I am definitely am adding this to my growing list of things to steal borrow from others.  :)

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Re: Gotta crawl before you run: Soft parts (pic heavy)
« Reply #16 on: Oct 18, 2015, 01:57 PM »
Kebii'laar, I say go for it Vod. It seems daunting at first but once you get started it happens without really thinking about it. I'd suggest that once you get your measurement around where you want it to sit, add an inch or two just to compensate for the shortening of length due to weaving. You can always shorten it later if it's too long but it would be much harder to lengthen it if it's too short.

I know this is your thread and all, but I figured I'd throw it up here since you inspired me.  Here's a closeup of mine:
 

It's now long enough to wrap around my waist with 6 extra inches because I (intentionally) wildly overestimated the length of cord needed, knowing that I'd cut off the extra length.  I'm using cotton clothesline for mine, 3/16 diameter.  It's my first time trying this kind of weave, so it's not perfect, but I plan on making another before it's all said and done, then cutting the ends off and closing them with either duck cloth or leather.  Fastening method is likely going to be either D-rings and straps or overlapping ends and velcro.

If you don't already have a plan for the ends, feel free to take those ideas, and if you do, then I can't wait to see it!

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Re: Gotta crawl before you run: Soft parts (pic heavy)
« Reply #17 on: Oct 18, 2015, 02:28 PM »
There is So many Awesome things Going on Here I don't know Where to Start ...  ???


 I will be Watching With Great interest and looking forward to Seeing where your Creativity Takes you
with this soon to be Terrific kit ...  ;)

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Re: Gotta crawl before you run: Soft parts (pic heavy)
« Reply #18 on: Oct 25, 2015, 06:35 PM »
Question about the girth belt. Did you gut the cord or preshrink it at all? I know from back in my Army days we typically gutted the cord if we needed it tied off, and from making a few small 550 projects preshrinking the cord helped incase the completed item ever got wet and not stretched back out.

Overall it is looking amazing and I am definitely am adding this to my growing list of things to steal borrow from others.  :)

Reginmund -  Yeah, long long ago on maneuvers far far away, we would do that too for tying things off in tight corners inside the tank... but no, I didn't gut it. I felt that if I had, the belt would look too flat... and in case I needed to suspend something from it in the future, the full cord would be needed for support.


I know this is your thread and all, but I figured I'd throw it up here since you inspired me.  Here's a closeup of mine:
 

It's now long enough to wrap around my waist with 6 extra inches because I (intentionally) wildly overestimated the length of cord needed, knowing that I'd cut off the extra length.  I'm using cotton clothesline for mine, 3/16 diameter.  It's my first time trying this kind of weave, so it's not perfect, but I plan on making another before it's all said and done, then cutting the ends off and closing them with either duck cloth or leather.  Fastening method is likely going to be either D-rings and straps or overlapping ends and velcro.

If you don't already have a plan for the ends, feel free to take those ideas, and if you do, then I can't wait to see it!

Kebii'laar - Nice work, Vod. I know clothesline is thicker than 550, how wide is it? That pattern tettar shebs! And I bet it didn't take long, once you got started  ;). I have a metal clip hook and ring as my connectors. I'm pleased with how the hook is attached, pretty much like your metal ring in the picture... not so happy with my ring, I will have to adjust that.

There is So many Awesome things Going on Here I don't know Where to Start ...  ???


 I will be Watching With Great interest and looking forward to Seeing where your Creativity Takes you
with this soon to be Terrific kit ...  ;)

ConDar Ward - Vor entye, Vod. :D It's been slow running but I can see the finish line coming up on the horizon.

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Re: Gotta crawl before you run: Soft parts (pic heavy)
« Reply #19 on: Oct 25, 2015, 07:21 PM »
I like your use of the ITW Cobra buckle, and the weathering on it looks great!

I've been planning on using one for my own kit, so I'm glad to see it's acceptable. I'm guessing if the actual Austrialpin one was used all the writing would need to be filled in. In the end, the polymer one is not only a cheaper option, but an easier and better looking one as well!  ;)

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Re: Gotta crawl before you run: Soft parts (pic heavy)
« Reply #20 on: Oct 27, 2015, 03:59 PM »
Kebii'laar - Nice work, Vod. I know clothesline is thicker than 550, how wide is it? That pattern tettar shebs! And I bet it didn't take long, once you got started  ;). I have a metal clip hook and ring as my connectors. I'm pleased with how the hook is attached, pretty much like your metal ring in the picture... not so happy with my ring, I will have to adjust that.
The belt isn't exactly as wide as I expected it to be, about an inch and a half to two inches.  I can measure it when I get home (here's to hoping I'll remember to do so!).  And it ended up taking about... four hours total, but a fair amount of that was also unravelling and starting over multiple times.  First attempt for the win!

I couldn't find any substantial D-rings at the local Joann Fabric, so that buckle was simply the only option that was both wide and strong enough to stand up to the stress I was going to put it through, and could actually accomodate the thickness of the cord.

EDIT: Measured the width, and it's almost exactly two inches.

« Last Edit: Oct 28, 2015, 08:55 AM by Kebii'laar » Logged
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