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Final Projects

Discussion in 'Phantom X Gear' started by Phantom X, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. Phantom X

    Phantom X Jack-of-all-trades Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    I have had a couple projects on the block for a while.


    I am very lucky to have some very patient friends...


    Here is a Kifaru Spike Camp I just finished modifying for @MichaelBear .

    Most of the modifications required unstitching the whole front part of the pack to make them feasible.

    Time to take apart an expensive pack!



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    He wanted to be able to mount an organizer to the front, so I added some webbing for that purpose.

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    We decided to leave the center portion unstitched to allow other items to pass through.

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    Here's the organizer attached with a mini Kifaru label morale patch I made from a spare label.

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    The placement I decided on still allows access to the loops on the front.

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    Continued...
     
  2. Phantom X

    Phantom X Jack-of-all-trades Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Now that that was done, I moved onto adding some webbing for water bottle pockets and S side pockets.

    There were some existing webbing pieces that I wanted to utilize that weren't quite 3 PALS columns wide, but looked like they would work.

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    I thought I could just stitch a center stitch and it would work, but it didn't.

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    I had to go back and add two more bar-tac stitches to make the water bottle pockets stay on properly.

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    Continued...
     
  3. Phantom X

    Phantom X Jack-of-all-trades Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Michael wanted the Velcro panel and label put back how they came since the previous owner removed them.

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    While the pack was apart I added a mesh pocket under the lid like the Gen 2 came with.

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    After adding all the webbing for the bottle pockets and organizer I stitched up the main seam and got to inspecting the final product.

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    Continued...
     
  4. Phantom X

    Phantom X Jack-of-all-trades Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    And with the accessories added...


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    Cool project, but don't want to do it again real soon...

    Thanks for your patience Michael, hope you enjoy the pack!




    Evan, you're up buddy...
     
  5. MichaelBear

    MichaelBear Bushmaster Hobbyist

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    Looks magnificent! Beautiful work! I'm looking forward to this vintage-with upgrades pack. Can't wait to try it out. Thank you
     
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  6. Phantom X

    Phantom X Jack-of-all-trades Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Thank you for the kind words, my friend!
     
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  7. Phantom X

    Phantom X Jack-of-all-trades Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Working on a custom duffle for @Blackhawk45hunter

    This one is a center zip duffle made from 500D and 1000D Cordura in Kryptek Highlander pattern.


    It will have side zip pockets and the bottom will have a sleeve that can hold one of my multipurpose pads and webbing for making this into a pack.


    Any chance I get to make a patterned fabric match on both sides of a zipper I take it. I take a lot if pride in my work and sometimes that makes me slow.


    Here is some of the progress so far...

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    These are the side pockets...

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    This is the layout they will have on the side panels...

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    Great work! I wish that pack looked like that when I had it, but then again, I would not have sold it back to Michael.
     
  9. Phantom X

    Phantom X Jack-of-all-trades Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Progress can be quite slow on custom designs. Many times I have to stop and re-engineer a portion to make it work how I want.

    This is the top and sides sewn together with a pillow underneath for support. It won't be quite this wide when finished.

    I am pleased so far with this duffel.


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    @Blackhawk45hunter
     
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    Amazing work buddy! You know you are hittin on a great idea when you make fellas, like myself, NEED something they did not even know they wanted!
    Gonna do some brainstorming and hit ya up and keep up the great work!
     
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    Blackhawk45hunter Pronounced sim-bee-duh Bushclass II

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    I can't wait to see the finished bag!
     
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    Phantom X Jack-of-all-trades Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Thank you guys!
     
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    ArmyMacE Husband, Father, Woodsman Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Just awesome brother! Excellent work!
     
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    That is some good looking sewing!
     
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    Phantom X Jack-of-all-trades Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Duffel 99% done. Need to bind the seams and that's it.

    Like how this one turned out. I'm pleased.


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    Nice roomy side pockets for small things.
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    Places to clip on extra gear.
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    Padded grab handles.
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    Blackhawk45hunter Pronounced sim-bee-duh Bushclass II

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    That turned out amazing bro! I'm so excited to see it in person!
     
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    The Woodsrunner Bush Nerd Hobbyist

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    GREAT JOB, man!!!
     
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    houstondiscdog Carpe Canem

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    I would be pleased, too. That looks great, and I really like the size of it!
     
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  19. Phantom X

    Phantom X Jack-of-all-trades Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Thank you.

    Here's a better idea of the size and capacity.

    It calculates out to about 1300 ci, but will hold more than that.


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    This 2 pants, 2 long sleeved shirts, 2 pair of socks and boxers, a light Columbia jacket, and toiletry kit and wasn't full enough so I added a Mambajamba tarp and nalgene bottle. You could probably put shoes in place of the tarp and bottle, but I only wanted to use clean items.
     
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    Incredible work man! :35:
     
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    Phantom X Jack-of-all-trades Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Thanks dude! I am glad i took the zipper all the way to the ends. It really lets you open it up nicely.
     
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    Nice work.
     
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