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I just spent a couple hours sewing belt loops on a sail cloth bag. Talk about a pain in the *ss.

I gotta give it to Campo and other guys that hand stitched bags together. I don't think I'd ever wanna do it. 20210321_190539.jpg.6e5db70633e7cbab30b40d3caebc6ff5.jpg

 

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10 hours ago, Haycreekrambler said:

I just spent a couple hours sewing belt loops on a sail cloth bag. Talk about a pain in the *ss.

I gotta give it to Campo and other guys that hand stitched bags together. I don't think I'd ever wanna do it. 20210321_190539.jpg.6e5db70633e7cbab30b40d3caebc6ff5.jpg

 

I hate sewing! I've thought about making sheaths and holsters but the thought of the sewing...Good God No!   

 Good job on pushing thru it!

 

What did u use for a needle?

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Project from some past winter, I forget which :why: .... Hunter Rod Vault inspired..

 

Only real difference is that I added plastic inserts on any surface that contact the reel foot to avoid metal on metal contact, everything else is pretty much the same....

 

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On 3/15/2021 at 1:16 PM, MattieG said:

Interesting idea, but I’d be careful what you attach to that lanyard. After awhile especially exposed to a great deal of sun light, weed whacker twine can become rather brittle. A better safer idea which I personally do with my kayak gear is to use the old coil up phone cords. That would be far stronger, and last years.

I've used this for years to attach a pair if hemostats to my fishing vest... I've never had a problem with it breaking... Of course, there isn't any real weight on it..

Butch

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6 hours ago, PSegnatelli said:

I hate sewing! I've thought about making sheaths and holsters but the thought of the sewing...Good God No!   

 Good job on pushing thru it!

 

What did u use for a needle?

I've used a cheap sowing awl from HF... Not the best quality, but it's done the job for me on occasional use.... And you're right, not fun...

Butch

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6 hours ago, PSegnatelli said:

I hate sewing! I've thought about making sheaths and holsters but the thought of the sewing...Good God No!   

 Good job on pushing thru it!

 

What did u use for a needle?

I used a speedy stitcher and a half round embroidery needle. Stitching a whole bag together would be horrible. I heard it took  SC over 60 hours to hand stitch a bag together. 

Looking forward to trying that bag out. Stole the idea from a bag I saw that Jamie made.  I hate the clips rattling around on my belt. This way I can easily slide the bag forward with it still on my belt.

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On 2/17/2021 at 1:02 PM, steveo905 said:

Has anyone here ever made a homemade drawer system for truck bed? Similar to this only out of wood.

Underbody Truck Box,  Steel,  Black,  No Lid,  7.2 cu ft

Yes a few years back i made one for my truck that had 2 large pull out draws it was for tools and and things ! I made fold down legs that when draw was fully expended i could use for saw table .

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Here's mine, they’re pretty easy to make.... At times I practically live back there in the busy seasons.

 

Walls are 3/4 plywood, floors 3/8 plywood. Drawers go the length of the bed, I have trap doors in the 4 corners for xtra storage around the wheel wells, I have power outlets set up & use a couple of 40AH deep cycle batteries below deck as power ….Trifold memory foam mattress & a 5 degree rated  sleeping bag keeps me toasty in the cool months...

 

I designed it to be removed easily, top deck is 2 pcs, I just have to unscrew & remove 1 top panel & the whole assy slides over where I can pull it out when needed….

 

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On 2/15/2021 at 2:03 PM, recoil said:

I have a few winter projects currently brewing. One winter project was when my 12 foot Avid needed new cork so I removed it and found that the the nice red finish looked too nice to cover. I ended up just putting shrink wrap over cork strips on the lower 8 inches making a tootsie roll grip. Also added a Fuji rubber knob.  It looks great,  reduces the weight a bit and slides easier when reeling between the legs.

 

 

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That looks great, im so mad they did away with the red blanks for the avid

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I really needed to find a way to scratch the fishing itch over the winter so picked up a few projects along the way. 
 

Started repainting some old baits and some blanks that I could get my hands on, both fresh and salt.  Still need to clear coat. Just don’t have the space, time or existing skill set to turn lures myself yet. Maybe eventually. Poured some rubbers and jig heads. 
 

Also assembled one of the motors that can be put down thru the kayak hull in the casset. 

 

  

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10 hours ago, Borderline11 said:

I really needed to find a way to scratch the fishing itch over the winter so picked up a few projects along the way. 
 

Started repainting some old baits and some blanks that I could get my hands on, both fresh and salt.  Still need to clear coat. Just don’t have the space, time or existing skill set to turn lures myself yet. Maybe eventually. Poured some rubbers and jig heads. 
 

Also assembled one of the motors that can be put down thru the kayak hull in the casset. 

 

  

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Nice looking stuff

 

Can u tell me more about the kayak motor?

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Sure! I have a hobie outback. I caught myself on the wrong end of a tide a few times last year and was looking for a way to make traveling distances a little easier. There's a bunch of ready-made products out there in the kayak trolling motor market, but they're typically very expensive. Instead, I bought one of the small watersnake trolling motors and fitted it to the cassette that came with the kayak by drilling out the cassette and cutting down the motor shaft. The motor head will sit just below the hull. There's a bunch of youtube videos out there detailing the build process. I needed to make some tweaks as it was definitely a learning process. Going to power it off of a smallish 35ah battery which should provide enough juice for a few hours of constant use. 

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23 hours ago, Borderline11 said:

Sure! I have a hobie outback. I caught myself on the wrong end of a tide a few times last year and was looking for a way to make traveling distances a little easier. There's a bunch of ready-made products out there in the kayak trolling motor market, but they're typically very expensive. Instead, I bought one of the small watersnake trolling motors and fitted it to the cassette that came with the kayak by drilling out the cassette and cutting down the motor shaft. The motor head will sit just below the hull. There's a bunch of youtube videos out there detailing the build process. I needed to make some tweaks as it was definitely a learning process. Going to power it off of a smallish 35ah battery which should provide enough juice for a few hours of constant use. 

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That's awesome!  I've always wanted to kayak fish but I worry about my stamina crapping out and putting me in a dangerous position.   

 

5 mins ago, bowsloth said:

I wanted to get a leather pliers sheath sand saw how expensive they were, so I made one. 

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Very nice!  I need to do this.  I may rivet instead of sewing.  I abhor sewing. 

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