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killacali1904


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Started sandin' down the edges on my homemade belay seat. Using the fish fileter technique. Will keep posting pics as I progress with the project.Smile


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killacali1904


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got the holes drilled for my gear loops and got her stained. got a couple other little things done to. should be done tonight, i think Wink
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It might be nice if you learned how to work your camera so your photos are actually in focus. Geeze, it's just a belay seat, not a piece of fine furniture.


killacali1904


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marc801 wrote:
It might be nice if you learned how to work your camera so your photos are actually in focus. Geeze, it's just a belay seat, not a piece of fine furniture.
using a cell phone for the pics. i mean geeze its just a belay seat, not a family photo or something of that sort i'll make sure i get out the slr for all my rockclimbing.com photos


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I'll be interested to see how you rig the webbing/cord.


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ALL DONE!!!Cool fully adjustable, gear loops, and a cup holder. may be a lil' excessive but it was more for the fun of the project. works pretty good can be adjusted when fully loaded. all in all i'm pretty happy with how it came out. let me know what you guys think or if you have any questions.
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killacali1904 wrote:
let me know what you guys think...
It lacks a back-rest. For the amount of time put in, you could have just bought one of these for $70:



Or just do what real big wall climbers do, like some guy named Caldwell:



[Edit to fix glaring misspelling.]


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killacali1904


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marc801 wrote:
killacali1904 wrote:
let me know what you guys think...
It lacks a back-rest. For the amount of time put in, you could have just bought one of these for $70:

[image]http://ems.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pEMS1-6249474venh.jpg[/image]

Or just do what real big wall climbers do, like some guy named Caldwell:

[image]http://www.chockstone.org/upload/userfiles/shortman/caldwell%20belay%20chair.jpg[/image]

[Edit to fix glaring misspelling.]
only took about an hour maybe two of work and its more fun to build it than buy it. had the old fish filet board that never gets used in the garage so decided to use it. and im planing on just clipping my camel back to the webbing for a back rest figured i wouldnt always want one.that second pic is my wallpaper for the past couple months


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killacali1904 wrote:
ALL DONE!!!Cool fully adjustable, gear loops, and a cup holder. may be a lil' excessive but it was more for the fun of the project. works pretty good can be adjusted when fully loaded. all in all i'm pretty happy with how it came out. let me know what you guys think or if you have any questions.

No idea if this is really important or not, but will the soft-on-soft eventually wear through the cord and/or the webbing? I'm thinking that by weighting it the cord will saw the webbing.


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Gmburns2000 wrote:
killacali1904 wrote:
ALL DONE!!!Cool fully adjustable, gear loops, and a cup holder. may be a lil' excessive but it was more for the fun of the project. works pretty good can be adjusted when fully loaded. all in all i'm pretty happy with how it came out. let me know what you guys think or if you have any questions.

No idea if this is really important or not, but will the soft-on-soft eventually wear through the cord and/or the webbing? I'm thinking that by weighting it the cord will saw the webbing.

It may eventually wear through, but it'll take a good long time.


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Gmburns2000 wrote:
killacali1904 wrote:
ALL DONE!!!Cool fully adjustable, gear loops, and a cup holder. may be a lil' excessive but it was more for the fun of the project. works pretty good can be adjusted when fully loaded. all in all i'm pretty happy with how it came out. let me know what you guys think or if you have any questions.

No idea if this is really important or not, but will the soft-on-soft eventually wear through the cord and/or the webbing? I'm thinking that by weighting it the cord will saw the webbing.


ya it will take a long time for it to saw through and i will just be able to replace it. since im gonna be strapped in to my harness the whole time im not to worried about it failing or it being super load bearing.


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killacali1904 wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
killacali1904 wrote:
ALL DONE!!!Cool fully adjustable, gear loops, and a cup holder. may be a lil' excessive but it was more for the fun of the project. works pretty good can be adjusted when fully loaded. all in all i'm pretty happy with how it came out. let me know what you guys think or if you have any questions.

No idea if this is really important or not, but will the soft-on-soft eventually wear through the cord and/or the webbing? I'm thinking that by weighting it the cord will saw the webbing.


ya it will take a long time for it to saw through and i will just be able to replace it. since im gonna be strapped in to my harness the whole time im not to worried about it failing or it being super load bearing.

Was never worried about your safety, of course, but thought that maybe if you added some lightweight rings that it would last longer without adding too much weight.


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Gmburns2000 wrote:
killacali1904 wrote:
Gmburns2000 wrote:
killacali1904 wrote:
ALL DONE!!!Cool fully adjustable, gear loops, and a cup holder. may be a lil' excessive but it was more for the fun of the project. works pretty good can be adjusted when fully loaded. all in all i'm pretty happy with how it came out. let me know what you guys think or if you have any questions.

No idea if this is really important or not, but will the soft-on-soft eventually wear through the cord and/or the webbing? I'm thinking that by weighting it the cord will saw the webbing.


ya it will take a long time for it to saw through and i will just be able to replace it. since im gonna be strapped in to my harness the whole time im not to worried about it failing or it being super load bearing.

Was never worried about your safety, of course, but thought that maybe if you added some lightweight rings that it would last longer without adding too much weight.
ya wasnt fully sure i was thinking about some rings just didnt have any laying around the house


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