A couple of weeks ago GMan bought a new harness for his whipper snipper. The old one had broken some months ago and he had repaired it temporarily but it was obviously not going to be a long-term solution.He was ready to discard the old harness but I decided to salvage some of the components for possible future projects.
I cut the webbing straps off as well as some of the plastic buckles and slides. The straps had years of ingrained dirt on them but soaking them overnight followed by a good scrub was all that was needed to restore them to ‘as new’ condition.
When we were away last year I came up with the bright idea of creating a strap so that I could attach my camera bag to the handle of my suitcase. This would minimise the amount of things I needed to carry when moving through airports and railway stations.
The camera bag already had 2 flat loops on the back of it which I suspect are designed to allow it to be slipped onto a belt. I am never likely to do this as it would be too bulky and heavy for my liking. I used one of the shorter lengths of strap, threaded it through the two loops and stitched the ends together securely. This is the result.
It can now be slipped over the handle of any of our suitcases so that I do not have to sling it over my shoulder or carry it. I still have the detachable shoulder strap which I can use if I wish.
The remaining straps and buckles have been put away in case I need them for another project.