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Thread: Bino Harness DIY

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    Bino Harness DIY

    Made a Bino Harness and Range Finder holder:

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    First I measured out my binoculars then made some paper templates.
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    Once I figured out how much material, straps and buckles I needed I went to one of the Op-shops in town and bought two second hand bags ($12 total)
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    and unpicked them.
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    I thought it would be a good idea to make a pouch for my rangefinder as a test run. It was, I learnt a lot, especially what NOT to do.
    Here it is, sewing faults and all.
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    After revising what I did wrong with the Range Finder pouch I cut out the patterns and started sewing. The revisions paid off and it came out alot smarter.
    Front and Back . The back has a mesh pocket that fits a large cellphone and other crap.
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    I haven't sewn since my Intermediate school manuel classes some 20 years ago. Not bad for a first attempt.
    It only cost $12 but took ages; about a day to make. I'd like to camo it up, so might make a few changes.

    I haven't cut the excess off the straps yet, I'll wait to wear it out hunting first to see it sits alright.
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    Awesome mate, looks good
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    Good work. My bino harness has elastic straps, they're good at the start of a trip but slowly stretch and by the end its hanging closer to my belly than my chest. Maybe I should follow your lead and improvise a solution.

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    Might be a good solution @GravelBen, the straps were the easiest out of the whole project to do. If you can't find second hand ones they're pretty cheap at Spotlight $3.00(ish) a metre.

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    kiwi ingenuity
    its cool fun making stuff, used it, test it, take it home tweak/rebuild. 100% custom to your needs.

    Sewing stuff like that is pretty much the same a fab/engineering so most blokes should be able to do it.....just plead ingnorace when you bust the missues sewing machine punching through 6 layers of webbing
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    Was talking to a guy today who used the term seamSTAR,
    I think it's spelt seamster but I like my spelling of it.

    Harness 2.0 will be a camo version, I'm on the lookout for an old camo coat/bag to make it from.

    No sewing needles were broken in the creation of this piece of kit.
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    Here's Harness 2.0

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    I found some camo material for the right price, so I re-made both the range finder pouch and the bino harness fixing the few issues I had with it.

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    good stuff

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    Thanks mate!

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    Nice work Blue Arrow, if it does the job you want then what more could you ask...thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks double shot. The 1st one did the job too but had a few little annoying things wrong with it.
    I'm kind of enjoying being able to tweak the things I don't like about it.

    Wish I could do it with some of the store bought stuff I've bought.

 

 

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