A custom jobsite bag for a metalworker

Posted: March 29, 2011 in Uncategorized
We got a commission to make a bag for Dave Richer, who runs Earthen Iron – a custom metalwork and blacksmith shop here in Chico.  Dave wanted a bag that could carry his laptop, measuring tools, and file folders around to his various jobsites.

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He wanted lots of pockets.  This bag has 11 of them. 

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The body of the bag is all used fire hose. 

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Fire hose.

 

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 We like our details.  This bag has 24 rivets in it, and all of the critical seams have twin rows of 6x stitching.

 

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Zippers and inside dividers came out of a brand new laptop bag/briefcase that we found at the thrift store.

 

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The front pocket is 12″ wide, for measuring tools while the outside pocket has a zipper.  We are on the lookout for more of this incredible, rich yellow-lined hose.  There is always some sort of material that we come across that we wish we had more of.   

 

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The strap is our standard messenger-type – surplus nylon webbing padded with cotton-jacket fire hose, with a camstrap for quick cinch and release.

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