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Project by FlyingMLB posted 10-11-2013 12:09 AM 1726 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK, it seems I can’t make these fast enough. This batch is white ash, walnut and cedar. I drilled and used brass brazing rod for the hardware. Epoxy to attach the hardware and a few coats of spar poly. They may not be rodeo buckle but wood is nicer anyway. Some folks say I should add some wood burned designs but I really don’t know if I want to mess with Mother Nature…???

-- 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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#1 posted 10-11-2013 12:52 AM

Those look pretty fantastic, Flying MLB. I’m actually making some of my own right now, using some belt buckle blanks and veneer. Looks good!

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#2 posted 10-11-2013 01:26 AM

Nice….......and it isn’t messing with Mother Nature…’s don’t FOOL with Mother Nature cuz you can’t!


-- Where The Spirit In Wood Lives On

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#3 posted 10-11-2013 02:22 AM

Nicely done, and the finish is excellant. Now do some matching bolo tie blocks for a set, huh?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#4 posted 10-11-2013 03:23 AM

I really like top row left and center : ) Nice job on all of them.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 10-11-2013 02:23 PM

I can see a definite market for these—any chance of more photographs, the backs in particular to see how you do the hardware?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 10-11-2013 02:23 PM

Great looking buckles.
I like’m

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#7 posted 10-11-2013 11:15 PM

those look great, I am wondering though how deep do you put the hardware, and are there any problems with the epoxy not holding?

-- Smitty!!!

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#8 posted 10-12-2013 02:08 AM

Hillbillyshooter, more pics. The recent buckles are just shy of 1/2” thick and I drilled the holes for the hardware in 1/4”. The first buckles were thicker but I decided thinner was better. Depends on the wood. I started using CA glue… big mistake, too brittle as several LJ’s pointed out. The epoxy seems to work just fine. I’ve been wearing a walnut buckle for over a month with no problem. Of course I had to buy a new belt to go with the new buckle. Now if my belly just didn’t hang over quite so much so folks could actually see the buckle. Oh well.

-- 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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#9 posted 10-14-2013 03:28 PM

Cool and pretty buckles! Like the variety of beautiful woods and the finish looks amazing. Well done!

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