The housing mold, popped off the mold masters and trimmed. A little clean-up to do and it'll be ready to mold some parts. I'll mold some parts within the next day or two.
Thank you very much. Projects this size are really pretty simple to do in fiberglass and would make a good first project for someone who wants to try getting into fiberglass work. No special tools are required for something like this, and a minimal amount of materials so initial investment would be small. The only tool I used was a spray gun for applying the PVA mold release but for a simple project like this a household spray bottle, perhaps one from window cleaner, could be used to spray the PVA. I also used a bandsaw to cut the master parts out of a 2x4, but a hand coping saw and some sanding would do just fine.
Today one of the first production Cool Bags arrived. Shown next to the last preproduction version they sent me, they made the few minor tweaks I suggested so I'll tell them I think these are ready to go. They plan to offer them in both black and tan; both with PALS/MOLLE grids in webbing as on this black one rather than the leather as on the last preporduction one (webbing on the tan version will be tan).Today I received a preproduction sample "Cool Bag". This is a design I did earlier this year, it's an insulated bag sized to hold a picnic lunch for two people - for example 2 12" subs, two drinks plus some snacks, and with PALS grids on the front and sides MOLLE pouches and bottle holders can be added to expand its carrying capacity. It's got a shoulder strap for carrying away from the Jeep, and a Zip & Go zipper on the back to hang it on a seat back.
On the back of the JKU driver's seat:
And on the LJ seat, this time with a MOLLE bottle holder on the side PALS grid to carry another drink:
Inside the bag, testing how many drinks plus cold packs it can carry:
On the way to a picnic spot:
All of the photos above are of the prototype that I sewed; we've used it many times this year for our picnics.
It'll be in production very soon; here are some photos of the preproduction sample that arrived today (my prototype is on the right in the next two photos):
The PALS grids on this sample are leather; I plan to tell the company these can be webbing as on my prototype instead of the leather on this preproduction sample but it's their call (it's a cost decision they can make).
The craftsmen at OO did a nice job on this one, hopefully someday I'll have reach their sewing skill level .