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post #1 of 10
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This is probably way out of the scope of Case Labs, but for anyone out there I would be more than happy to pay a pretty penny for a carrying harness for a Case Labs case.

With Case Labs releasing these "slimmer" and more managable cases and my recent purchase of the SMH10, I would love to have some type of heavy duty harness that I could attach so I can bring my case simply down the stairs. The thought of moving my M8 without a harness was devastating. The thought of moving my M8 with a harness is still a little nerve-wracking so I understand any skepticism for the larger cases since they should probably just remain stationary. But for those out there with the STH, SMH, or the new Merlin series, this might be a winner for Case Labs at LAN!

I might actually get into making one of these myself once I get my rig put together, but for any enthusiasts out there I am very interested in one of these.

An even better but more farfetched idea would be a "one size fits all" adjustable strap.

Any thoughts?
post #2 of 10
With a little modding you should be able to get these to work. smile.gif

http://www.mnpctech.com/MnpctechBillethandleGrooved.html
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post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by TPE-331 View Post

With a little modding you should be able to get these to work. smile.gif

http://www.mnpctech.com/MnpctechBillethandleGrooved.html

That's an interesting idea, but Im not sure if that's going to work with the detachable top lid.

But the harness idea to carry your CaseLab case is a great idea. It would be nice if there was something to harness (e.g. TH10 w/ Pedestal). thumb.gif
post #4 of 10
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I'm looking up some content now but have never built a harness myself.

A "one size fits all" or even a "small, medium, large" type harness would be great for these cases.

I'm looking up some material at the moment but I'm not quite sure what I will need and whether or not they should be plastic buckled, metal buckled, or slide/looped.

Very simple is all I want:

A handle and the strap around the case. No extra goodies or compartments.
post #5 of 10
Don't know the English word but I searched for 'nylon strap' and what I meant showed up.
Use this kind of material http://i00.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/246377314/bag_strap_webbing_nylon_webbing_shoulder_webbing.jpg

Then install them like following http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/1641/caselabs45.jpg

The green lines are the straps. At the bottom you keep them on the ouside of your wheels/feet so that they can't move inside.
You can allready carry it with 2hands taking each a green line. You can also build an extra crossing strap on top for one hand carrying.

The way I connect the straps is with big rivets, they can hold a lot of weight. I use it to carry a 45kg (100lbs) Chieftec around to lan parties.
Here are 2 pictures to show how I use them
http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/1816/img1585tl.jpg
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/6352/img1586m.jpg


It's simple, functional and cheap. No permanent handle installing needed and those nylon straps don't cut into your hands.
For very heavy cases or if you don't have much strength, you can look on ebay for a cheap trekker's bag. Cut of the shoulder straps and attach them with rivets to the 2 green lines from the schematic. Now you can carry the case on your back and it's still simple, functional and cheap smile.gif
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by StijnDP View Post

Don't know the English word but I searched for 'nylon strap' and what I meant showed up.
Use this kind of material http://i00.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/246377314/bag_strap_webbing_nylon_webbing_shoulder_webbing.jpg
Then install them like following http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/1641/caselabs45.jpg
The green lines are the straps. At the bottom you keep them on the ouside of your wheels/feet so that they can't move inside.
You can allready carry it with 2hands taking each a green line. You can also build an extra crossing strap on top for one hand carrying.
The way I connect the straps is with big rivets, they can hold a lot of weight. I use it to carry a 45kg (100lbs) Chieftec around to lan parties.
Here are 2 pictures to show how I use them
http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/1816/img1585tl.jpg
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/6352/img1586m.jpg
It's simple, functional and cheap. No permanent handle installing needed and those nylon straps don't cut into your hands.
For very heavy cases or if you don't have much strength, you can look on ebay for a cheap trekker's bag. Cut of the shoulder straps and attach them with rivets to the 2 green lines from the schematic. Now you can carry the case on your back and it's still simple, functional and cheap smile.gif

That's fantastic! Thank you. I want to do an incredible job with good material to complement the case so I'm thinking I will do what you said except with some slight modifications.

I'm thinking I might do something like this:

211156423.jpg

except with better material and I'm not so sure of the clips on the side like that. Does anyone have any thoughts? For my own case, if I need to use clips, they will be used on the non-window side of the case to eliminate scratches or just unappealing visuals. Is there another way to attach it that will make it easy to take on and off?

EDIT: Also, I think it might make sense to have another one of those middle pieces on the bottom of the case. Even though it won't be seen, it will help to keep the straps from moving to the left or the right, right?

Something like this:

smh100456496zoom.jpg
Edited by xyeLz - 8/18/12 at 12:39pm
post #7 of 10
If you have feet under the case, the bottom strap isn't needed I found. It'll probably make it more annoying to use too.
The way I made it you can easily slide both side over the case. The middle strap is almost the same as the length of the case, so you can slide both of them over it. If you want a tight middle strap you'll need the clips tho.

I wouldn't trust plactic clips. If you go that way it's probably best to take metal ones and provide some padding under it to avoid scratches.
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by StijnDP View Post

If you have feet under the case, the bottom strap isn't needed I found. It'll probably make it more annoying to use too.
The way I made it you can easily slide both side over the case. The middle strap is almost the same as the length of the case, so you can slide both of them over it. If you want a tight middle strap you'll need the clips tho.
I wouldn't trust plactic clips. If you go that way it's probably best to take metal ones and provide some padding under it to avoid scratches.

I'm sure it may make it more annoying, but it would help to keep things stabilized and symmetric. I have wheels down there to move it once I get it down the stairs and I just don't want the strap to interfere with the wheels. That's why I think it might be a good idea to attach something down bottom to make sure it stays where it should.

I'm still having difficulty quite understanding how I do this though.

It looks like I will need:

1 long piece to wrap around the front from one side to the other
1 long piece to wrap around the back from one side to the other
1 medium piece to attach the front and back at the top
1 medium piece to attach the front and back at the bottom
1 medium piece up top to attach the handle to
2 metal clips to attach to the front and back pieces

Does that look okay?
post #9 of 10
Sounds ok yes. Don't forgets rivets on the shopping list.
You can also stitch it. But it'd have to be very strong stitching and personally I prefer shooting rivets instead of knitting.

There's also these guys if it's too hard to find clips. I never looked for them so not sure how easy they are to get.
post #10 of 10
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I don't know how to stitch at all. I was going to have my mother take care of that. Hah. But I was honestly pondering how the stitching would hold up with a 40-50lb rig. I think the rivets are a good idea, but there is still going to need stitching if I'm not mistaken, particulary to connect the handle and whatnot so if I need to do it, I might as well.

I would prefer metal components over plastic as well.

I saw a website a few days ago that had everything I needed. Does anyone know what it might be?
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