Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby Abraham » Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:14 pm

I just bought a Finnish sheath knife by Marttini. It's scary sharp.

Why did I buy it?

Because I've always been concerned if I take a spill on one of my bike rides while being attacking by dogs, I may not be able to get to my Glock 19, (It's in a zippered pack) but on my other side has been a Spyderco Endura clip it.

It would however take some maneuvers to get it into action too. Time I may not have...

The problem?

It takes ages to get the new knife out of it's sheath. I bought the darn thing for immediate access...

If, I can figure out a way to make it come into play quickly, like right immediately now great I'm thinking kydex. However, I see no scabbards fitting this description.

Thoughts?

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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby Itnkrman » Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:46 pm

I like the kydex idea and there's lots of Utube clips showing how it's done. Good luck and post some progress pics if you decide to go that route. :thumbs2:
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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby CoffeeNut » Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:01 pm

:iagree:

YouTube has a lot of great Kydex demonstrations and it isn't terribly labor intensive to do.
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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby TBJK » Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:38 pm

Made me a gun vise this weekend to go with my new 783, granted it's not finished. Not sure what exactly what to do with the blue batwing yet. I need to wrap it in felt still
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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby Itnkrman » Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:37 pm

TBJK wrote:Made me a gun vise this weekend to go with my new 783, granted it's not finished. Not sure what exactly what to do with the blue batwing yet. I need to wrap it in felt still


Nice gun vice! Do you also have the blue material on the butt-stock clamps?

Perhaps an enhancement: cut a groove in the base board and mount the butt-stock clamp with a wing nut so you can loosen and slide to accommodate different guns?

Looks great regardless! Can't wait to see the finished product!
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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby TBJK » Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:18 pm

I used furniture sliders that have foam built into them so I can clamp almost anywhere. The vise end I drilled 24 holes total & used T nuts in them all, the adjustments are every 2". I put some thought into it but not a whole lot.


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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby Itnkrman » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:06 am

TBJK wrote:I used furniture sliders that have foam built into them so I can clamp almost anywhere. The vise end I drilled 24 holes total & used T nuts in them all, the adjustments are every 2". I put some thought into it but not a whole lot.



I see the holes in the board now. Great Job! :hurry:
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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby TBJK » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:39 pm

Added this to my bench. Picked up almost all the loading equip this weekend. Cabelas had a sale this past week. Mounted the wood to the bench to be removed so my wife can use it for her painting.
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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby Itnkrman » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:13 pm

TBJK wrote:Added this to my bench. Picked up almost all the loading equip this weekend. Cabelas had a sale this past week. Mounted the wood to the bench to be removed so my wife can use it for her painting.
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Now that is truly a multi-functional work space! :willynilly:
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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby TBJK » Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:09 pm

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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby markthenewf » Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:24 am

Not sure if I've posted this here before, but here was my idea: $4 harbor freight tool magnet on the underside of the shelf for storing mags. I am still looking for a polymer magnet to do this with the AR mags :) .

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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby cheezit » Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:35 am

Thats a great idea.

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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby BCGlocker » Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:22 pm

My DIY bedside mount: I already had the RH holster, LH mag pouch and the flashlight holder. The actual mounting material (glue, L-brackets and pieces of remnant wood) cost around $10 at Home Depot. It is sturdy and functional. I am pretty happy with the set up.

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I fIrst used the RH mag pouch and noticed it mounted the mag backwards
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Luckily, I had a LH mag pouch laying around the home
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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby bigity » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:15 am

Nice, functional, and cheap :)
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Re: Show your DIY Ideas and Projects

Postby Charley » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:47 pm

One of my carry holsters for Commander size 1911s.
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