Home Depot Harness

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    Home Depot Harness

    A while back, a couple of people posted some brief instructions and photos of the "home depot harness" in this thread: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=20200

    I felt like this harness idea deserved its own thread, because it is very cost effective.

    I followed their instructions and it turned out great. I highly recommend it. Total cost of materials is less than $20. Here are some photos.










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    Very cool man! Thanks for sharing! Wish we had a Home Depot, do they have these at Lowe's???

    G-Fett

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    Re: Home Depot Harness

    It looks like they carry something just like what I used on their website so they probably have it in store too: http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...S/M&lpage=none

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    That is really awesome man. I will look into that when I get back home.

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    isnt that just a back brace? or are those otehr two buckles included?

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    Re: Home Depot Harness

    you have to modify the straps for connecting the harness to the jet pack...its pretty easy...the back brace is just the frame, so to speak...

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    Re: Home Depot Harness

    FettDad said: View Post
    you have to modify the straps for connecting the harness to the jet pack...its pretty easy...the back brace is just the frame, so to speak...
    Yeah, like HMPOTC33 explains in the thread I linked to, where he originally explained his idea, all you have to do is sew some webbing to the front of the back brace where the elastic suspenders connect to the brace. The webbing loops through the same loop as the elastic and is then sewn through the elastic to itself. Theoretically you could do it without sewing by putting in some rivets or something instead of sewing. The whole setup is really easy, especially when you get the back brace and put it on. It becomes obvious what little work is required to make it into a JP harness.

    If you are doing Jango, you add black webbing with side-release buckles. If you are doing Boba, sew white webbing with a loop on the end to connect to the JP.

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    Looks awesome Donny!

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    Re: Home Depot Harness

    The JP is the last thing I have to complete before putting on the whole thing. My question is, though, what is the order of wear? The velcro straps appear to be low enough to be visible below the edge of the vest when worn. The other harnesses I've seen are high on the chest and are hidden by the vest.

    Let's see a pic of the entire costume on with this harness in place, please. I'm trying to get a visual on it.

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    Re: Home Depot Harness

    I'm doing Jango, therefore it will be on top of the jumpsuit but completely covered by the leather vest. If you are doing Boba, you would wear it underneath the jumpsuit.

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    In the other thread I read that there can be issues with it riding up, do you have those problems? They talk about a snap system or something similar to help that from happening...What do you suggest?

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    Re: Home Depot Harness

    I can't say anything about that. I haven't trooped with it yet. I don't "feel" like its going to ride up when I'm wearing it, but that could just be due to the way I am shaped. That's just something I'll have to figure out by just wearing it more.

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    Re: Home Depot Harness

    My son uses this system and it works great. It's never ridden up on him or moved.

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    Foxbatkllr said: View Post
    I can't say anything about that. I haven't trooped with it yet. I don't "feel" like its going to ride up when I'm wearing it, but that could just be due to the way I am shaped. That's just something I'll have to figure out by just wearing it more.
    Fair enough...Thanks for the honest anwser

    MandalorFett said: View Post
    My son uses this system and it works great. It's never ridden up on him or moved.
    Sounds great and reassuring. I was at home depot buying fans for my new house and was scoping these out. I think this is what I'll try as well. Thanks guys!

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    SWEET.. im going to try this method. thanks for sharing

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    Re: Home Depot Harness

    And you get a girdle too, cant beat that

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    Re: Home Depot Harness

    I currently have that back belt, but am currently only wearing it to ensure my posture is good. ( I don't want to start leaning backwards, as is the tendency with a jet pack )

    As for it slipping or riding... I've worn mine for quite a few troops now, some for over 4 hour stints, and it hasn't moved yet.

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    Re: Home Depot Harness

    Old thread, but i was at home depot last night and picked one up. very nice! great idea! low cost!

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    Re: Home Depot Harness

    I came up with this idea a few years ago and published on this forum. Siunce then I have continued to troop with this and haven't had any problems whatsoever. In fact last evening I made another one for a member of my Garrison and we wear them under our flight suits and have button holes sewn in on the suit and the vest. Very easy system, and saves over $400.00 for the metal harness which I would love to get on day

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