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Best way to cut a hole in a Portabrace?

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I need to make an access hole into a pocket on an AO-1X; is there a better way than just making an X incision with a razor?

 

I really don't understand why there isn't a passthrough between the outer side pockets and the battery pockets. This would allow cables to run from the RF pocket though the battery pocket and into the main body.

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You might try using one of the circular cutting punches that comes with a set of grommet tools. These are available in any good hardware store and are sufficiently inexpensive that purchasing a kit for this sole application would not be unreasonable. 

 

Before buying anything, ascertain that you could get a punch into position where you need a hole and also strike it with a hammer either directly or through some material. 

 

I haven’t tried it on a bag but I think it worth a look. 

 

David

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Thanks for the ideas- I put the cutting blade on my butane soldering iron and cut it like butter:

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Now I can pass the power and signal for my receivers inside the main bag.

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Blade in a soldering iron was what I was going to suggest; I learned from modifying stuff packs and harnesses back in my mountaineering days... If it makes sense, maybe rub the fabric a bit more with the blade (or any tip really, but why mess up a good one?) to give the fabric a little extra melt-seal. 

 

Looks good!

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Nice work Allen. I took a pair of fabric shears to a KTEK Junior the other day. I wanted to do this ages ago but delayed because there was no way of doing it nicely. Probably cut away the 2 small black sections with the zips and seal the other edges by gluing webbing or rubber profile to them. Having a fold down flap for front display RX really works. It would have been nice if the bag had been more considerably designed for use with such a ubiquitous format of receiver but i suppose we're all meant to use top display RX, all of the time.

Sound Bag Modification_01.jpg

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best would be punching..  but such a large hole might be hard to get a die for ;) cutting is an option but you either have to stitch the edges, or depending on the material go beserk with a lighter melting the edge  so it wont unravel. not the most pretty way but it works !

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On 6/23/2019 at 8:38 AM, daniel said:

Nice work Allen. I took a pair of fabric shears to a KTEK Junior the other day. I wanted to do this ages ago but delayed because there was no way of doing it nicely. Probably cut away the 2 small black sections with the zips and seal the other edges by gluing webbing or rubber profile to them. Having a fold down flap for front display RX really works. It would have been nice if the bag had been more considerably designed for use with such a ubiquitous format of receiver but i suppose we're all meant to use top display RX, all of the time.

Sound Bag Modification_01.jpg

Sound Bag Modification_02.JPG

 

What is going on on those Sennheiser receivers? Modded with two output connectors?

 

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