Where to get stuff

Post where you get your materials:

I'll start,

Cordura:

Busch & Associates
Fair prices, require ten yard minimum continuous order, $5 cutting cost.

Bradford Dyeing Assosciates

AHH

Invista

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Thread:

The Thread Exchange


Hardware:

Lowy USA
They have OD and Tan Hardware, a tad expensive but they have it.

National Molding

ITW Nexus

Hook and Loop:

Fastech

Fastenation

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There are varying ideas on threads and webbing types out on the market.

Look at no less than #69 bonded thread..

Currently the industry is using sizes between this and 138 threads.

Threads are sold in 4oz 8 oz and 1lb CONES and depending on how much you roll, they can last for a while, but estimate about 15-30% of that thread cone not used rather cut into shreds on your floor.

EGG

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how about shock cord and cord locks like on the tactical tailor mag pouches?

I am having zero luck locally.

Even the outdoorsy store just have really small and really large stuff.
Jim
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No joy on CQB solutions selling raw material. Confused

They've stopped doing that.

REI has a good selection of 1" tubular webbing for making drag handle. The olive colour is GTG.

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As soon as I get my shit together, I will be offering the service CQB used to.

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This can be a touchy subject for some, but I believe in the free exchange of info. Here's my list. If you have better sources, let's hear 'em.
Sewing Machines (new): sewingmachinestore.com, industrial-sewingmachines.com
Sewing machines (used): centralsewingcentre.com
Parts and supplies: supsew.com, centralsewingcentre.com
Cordura (10 yds min): buschassociates.com
Cordura (1 yd min): para-gear.com
Webbing: tnwebbing.com
Thread: qualitythread.com, johnhowardcompany.com
Velcro: tnwebbing.com, ripngrip.com
Fasteners, plastic: lowyusa.com, johnhowardcompany.com
Fasteners, metal: pia.com/djassoc, fastener-supply.com, custom-metal.com, para-gear.com
Snap Fasteners, black: para-gear.com, pia.com/djassoc, fasnap.com, johnhowardcompany.com
Grommets, black: fasnap.com, fastener-supply.com
Snap and Grommet setting tools: para-gear.com
Sewing Info, Machines, Materials, Techniques, etc.: Poynter's Parachute Manual, Vol I (para-gear.com)
You might notice Paragear popping up quite a bit in there. For the beginner, they are a nice, one-stop shopping place, that sells goods at higher prices, but in small quantities. TANSTAAFL. Until you are ready to invest several hundred bucks in supplies, they are a good source to start with.

"Pacifism is a shifty doctrine where a person claims all the benefits of the body politic, without any of the responsibilities, and then claims a halo for their dishonesty." Heinlein

Melinda (Emmado22) from ebay has some good deals on webbing, plus she also has all those little neat items. If you do find something you want from her send her an email as she will hook you up cheaper by goin direct.

Melinda email emmado22@hvc.rr.com
Some of her webbing all @ 15$ a roll
1 3/4 OD seatbelt
1 3/4 Tan seatbelt
1 1/2 OD and Tan webbing
1 OD webbing
1 1/2 OD Tan elastic
1 OD elastic
Essential Tactical- Gear so sexy, even the enemy will want to fuck you.
Sewone sold me my Juki DNU-1541S at about as good a price as you will find. Service and support have been excelent.

I have had very good luck for the most part on eBay, but it is hard to tell just what you are getting from the photos sometimes. Something that looks OD on your screen may be a tad closer to forrest green than you wanted when it shows up, that sort of thing. Usually, it is not so bad a deal and you can use it, but it can be a bit of a crapshoot. Remember: most designs for gear use materials in places that it cannot be seen, so this might be a good place to use materials that are a bit off-spec in color, etc.

If you have a Northern Industrial store near you, they sell tarps made out of various weights and colors of Cordura that can constitute a pretty good deal sometimes. Man, some of those colors can be pretty funky though. :-) I have obtained perfectly servicable black, browns, tans, royal blue, international orange and OD green that way. I passed on the fuschia and neon puke green, though :-)

>>>BULLET>>>

Hello everyone, just an fyi on fabric purchasing attempts. I tried to buy from bradford dyeing associates and was told that they sell only to companies and not individuals. This may be different from purchsing cordura but then again i was not looking for a cordura purchase.
Sir, it was pretty far! From that book suppository building, sir!
I'm looking for some screened grommets,like the ones on boonie hats.When I ask for "screened grommets" no-one seems to know what I'm talking about.

Is there a name for these?
How about a CB or OD sil-nylon source,anyone?


Also www.tridentfabrics.com for cordura,ripstop nylon(poncho material),and other stuff.

TNX
BulletcatchR

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Bulletcatchr:
Got all you want in gray, but don't have the tools to set them. E-mail me.

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Egg the vinyl you can get at www.seattlefabrics.com , there a little pricey there bein in yuppie vill seattle. Good people to deal with tho and i have spent many of hours in there.

Other than lowy for mesh(way to much for a roll) all i know of is cqb solutions, but didnt someone say they dont sell fabric anymore. Might be worth a call to see if they will do it fro you tho
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Originally posted by Rucker68:
EGG,

What color, and how much of the mesh are you looking for. I may be able to help you out on this one.


Scott


I might be interested as well...prolly about 5 yards or so, OD or khaki/tan/coyote/whatever.

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B&A has black mesh, in firm and soft. I gather that firm is what we are looking for here.

If anybody is intersted in getting in some black, I can handle that as part of my ongoing group buy, assuming we can come up with the ten yard minimum. For those that are getting in some of that Coyote/Chocolate Brown Cordura, the black mesh may be the way to go in conjunction with that, a la the SADF Pattern 83 gear, which is of a similar shade of brown and uses black mesh. Not a bad looking combination. I plan on doing a fair bit of work in Coyote Brown, so I might be good for five yards or so of the black frim leno mesh. Any other takers?

I have yet to look at the price structure that Lowy has for their mesh, but somebody mentioned that it is somehow cost-prohibitive to go that route. Whatever. My Lowy group buy is proceding much slower than my B&A group buy anyway. If anybody else is looking at getting ahold of some green/tan/coyote mesh, I might want to jump in on that deal, too.

>>>BULLET>>>

Quick question:
What does everyone here use to install snaps and punch holes. I'm looking for the most economic route. I know Jo-Ann sells hand setters and hole punches but would they work with the materials that we use? Any sources would be appreciated. Thanks.

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