Mar 16, 2011 at 11:28 am #1270622
I was looking to add eyelets to the water bag (so that I can run a line through it – just like the amigo) in the myog gravity filter i am finishing up and was wondering if anyone can give me a good recommendation for a decent eyelet or possibly grommet tool that would do the trick. Any suggestions would be appreciated, Thanks
Also wanted to add that I am looking for the smallest possible eyelets to finish it up. The smallest I have found are 1/8. Does anyone know if they come smaller than that?Mar 18, 2011 at 9:49 am #1710739
@herman666Locale: Northern Virginia
I haven't seen anything smaller than 1/8. Remember that the smaller the eyelet, the less stress relief you'll get. Why do you want it so small?Mar 18, 2011 at 10:27 am #1710761
Eugene SmithBPL Member
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
Check JoAnn fabrics or your local fabric store, they sell inexpensive eyelet setters that should work with several commonly available sizes (>1/8"). I repaired a torn eyelet on my pack with a 1/8" eyelet and gun found locally. For light duty fabrics most cheap options should work. Grab yourself a self healing mat also, makes work easier and cleaner. Are you running thin Spectra through the bag? Yes, they do sell 3/32" eyelets, good luck fidgeting with those tiny things.Mar 18, 2011 at 11:28 am #1710804
Keith – I was looking for the smallest eyelets to add the least amount of weight to the bag. As for the stress relief, I am thinking that 8 should hold without an issue. If not then Ill upgrade them to a bigger size.
Eugene – joann is exactly where I went and picked one up that has a button setter as well for $11 (had 50% off coupon!). So well see if that is up to the task and if the 3/32 that came with it are not too much trouble to handle. And yes I am running a thin spectra cord through it.
Thanks for the suggestions!Mar 20, 2011 at 3:30 pm #1711719
@vickrhinesLocale: Central Texas
consider sewing on small loops of grossgrain ribbon. Stronger and lighter than eyelets.Mar 20, 2011 at 5:18 pm #1711779
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
My experience with those very small eyelets has not been good. The metal tends to split as it curls, and any string going through gets abraded very quickly by the sharp edges.
Larger eyelets are much better,and tape loops are also good.
CheersMar 20, 2011 at 5:35 pm #1711788
Ken T.BPL Member
Tiny eyelets on the ULA Ohm. About half of them are less then ideal and do tend to catch the cord. Mirroring what Roger haas stated. :(Mar 21, 2011 at 5:54 am #1711966
Roger – If only you had posted a bit sooner. I tried to add the eyelets this weekend and found them to split and peel just like you said. That was a little frustrating to say the least….
Vick – Good idea. I have to redo the bag anyway so the next version I will try the grosgrain loops on the next version
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