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Project by FlyingMLB posted 08-14-2013 09:10 PM 1413 views 9 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, you guys got me interested in wooden belt buckles. I’ve been working with Walnut, Walnut Burl, Cedar and they tell me White Ash. It’s been a real learning process. I did a few with store bought buckle hardware and realized I could do them faster, cheaper and stronger making my own hardware from 1/8” brass brazing rod. CA glue is wonderful stuff. I Thank you folks for turning me on to these new fun projects. I’ll never be bored as long as there is wood.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.





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CFrye

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#1 posted 08-15-2013 02:00 AM

Beautiful! How many coats of poly on those? That last one is very unique. Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 08-15-2013 02:27 AM

very inventive use of scraps. beautiful. where did you purchase the original buckle hardware? thanks for posting

-- wiser1934, new york

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#3 posted 08-15-2013 03:48 AM

Original hardware was from Tandy. I can’t seem to find any other suppliers. The brazing rod seems stronger, installs faster and is way cheaper. I do think I will switch to epoxy glue; I just think it might be stronger. All are sized for up to 1 3/4” belts.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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#4 posted 08-15-2013 03:50 AM

Three coats of Spar poly on the front. Just one on the back to seal it. No stain, the color just pops when the finish is applied.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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#5 posted 08-15-2013 06:27 AM

I see you already figured it out, but I would definitely suggest you switch to epoxy. CA can get brittle, and if the rod gets torqued, it could break free.

-- Yussef, Philadelphia, http://chathampenworks.com/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChathamPenWorks https://www.facebook.com/ChathamPenWorks

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#6 posted 08-19-2013 04:26 PM

Pretty and cool buckles, the grains look amazing and have lots of character. Great job!

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