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Old 12-13-2005, 04:50 PM   #1
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I'd like to know who is still wearing store bought bags and why. My family owns a custom tool bag store in Northern California and distribute all over the united states. Just for those of you who dont know how it works. You walk in with you old bags and all of the tools you carry. You lay all of the tools out on the table either on your right side or on your left. THe bags are then custom built per your needs and requirements while you stand there. I've seen extra pouches added on for cell phones, radios, beer holders ect. Is this as common as it should be?
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Old 12-13-2005, 05:40 PM   #2
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Beer holders??

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still wearing Occidentals lites. been wearing them for years with no major problems, lifetime warranty helps out a lot. if i had a place for every tool i thought i needed for the day i would not be able to stand.

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Beer holders??

Missed that in the first read....

Pretty cool though, I suppose it doesn't have to be beer (on the job)
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Diet Pepsi holder would do fine! Or maybe a small battery powered heater to keep coffee / hot chocolate cup holder warm.
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..Or maybe a small battery powered heater to keep coffee / hot chocolate cup holder warm.
There ya go, I hear that
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I had a harness maker repair some bags for me a few times. I did get a price for him to duplicate one of my favorite bags that was no longer in production. At $225 bucks, I passed and picked something else store bought.
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I have the bucket boss mullet buster bags. And they have every pouch I need, although the heated hot chocolate holder / Dr. Pepper cooler would be kind of cool.
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I bought a new leather pouch this spring that had very large pockets. I wanted the larger pockets to hold more screws. I found as I went through the season that I when I was at the point of screwing down deck boards and needing lots of screws that I was leaving the screws in the box/tray and just kicking it along as I went.

I'm contemplating buying a synthetic type pouch next year that has the back support built into it. That along with getting a good pair of suspenders should help my back at the end of my summer time 14 hour days!
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I have a leather framer from Occidental that is 15 years old and still fully functional and comfortable. I bought the same pouches on their suspendavest setup and it is great.

It is all what you are used to really. I can't imagine working without the tape on the left, in that nice little holder. If my cat's paw wasn't on my left in the back, I might just fall over!

Sometimes, if I reach down for my speed square, and it isn't right in the slot where it should be, I go nuts.

The setup I have works very well for me, but also for a number of other carpenters that I know very well. My recent apprentice bought one this summer, and he is a better carpenter for it. He will likely have this setup for his career.
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These bags are custom made and garaunteed and repaired for life. You can have hard leather wich keeps the bags open and riding firm, you can also have soft leather wich hang a little lower but hold a little more. The great part is you can choose where your tools go. I wore these for years and the great part is i can slide the bags on the belt or have them riveted in place. For me, i use to move my hammer to behind me on steep roofing jobs and maybe only wear the right nail bag if i were screwing on a deck all day. (Ima lefty) You can take a look at www.BobsLeather.com
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The bob's leather bags look a lot like occidentals. Problem is that I paid about 100 bucks less for my occidentals because i got a store discount so they were pretty hard to pass up.
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Still packin the OXIE tripples SUPER LITES .
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BOBS LEATHER,great prices,great service
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Sound like you've been there Steve?
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Beer holders??
Guess it would come in handy if your lawn tractor didn't come standard with cup holders.
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Scott
You bet.Bob custom made three different sets of bags for me over last
few years,+ he repaired my original set.I have sent many framers over
& all were happy.
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yeah. me here still wearing a native bag bag i bought in bahamas made in native material i forget. i wear it if i feel like weird myself matching my weird clothes and old faded jeans.

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