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Project by FlyingMLB posted 273 days ago 970 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, www.coloradocaretaker.blogspot.com 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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glen

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#1 posted 273 days ago

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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TZH

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#2 posted 273 days ago

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

TZH

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Handtooler

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#3 posted 273 days ago

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

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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Dusty56

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#4 posted 272 days ago

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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HillbillyShooter

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#5 posted 272 days ago

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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marter1229

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#6 posted 272 days ago

Great looking buckles.
I like’m

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woodsmithshop

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#7 posted 272 days ago

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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FlyingMLB

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#8 posted 272 days ago

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, www.coloradocaretaker.blogspot.com 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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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 269 days ago

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

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