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Nice belt, like the use of the links to hold it altogether. Buckles are expensive, when i made a belt i reused a buckle i had off an old broken belt- I think there's a guy somewhere on the web that makes buckles from an old cassette cog with a pin welded on.

nice hack

Oldfool

Although I have made belts from both tires and tubes I had never thought of using chain links instead of rivets.
Thanks for the tip.
When I need a buckle I just go through the belt rack at the local thrift store. Belts with great buckles are as low as 25 cents. I had a 16 tooth chain cog that I had an idea for but then I took a nap and it was lost forever.

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He has come around after the all star break, and will be a bounce back candidate next year after the M's rid themselves of Jose Lopez and move Chone back to 3rd.

Leo Horishny

Very clever and it looks nice, but,

I can't imagine using this belt without it leaving tire black on the clothing!

Also, the tire threads visible in the picture...have you thought about using some heat source or other to smooth out the edges? Whether it was open flame, or maybe a heated iron and a washcloth to keep the tire form melting TO the iron?

As for bike buckles, if you have access to a torch, you could take a smaller, appropriate sized gear and tack a couple of pieces of rod in order to turn it into a buckle. If not, take the same rod material, drill two holes in the same gear and secure the rod into the holes drilled in the gear so that you have a functioning tongue for a belt...if you follow my train of thought.
What I am thinking would require a strong pair of vise grip pliers or an actual vise to bend the rod to fit.

I like the belt and I mean to be constructive in my comments about your belt.

Leo Horishny

Actually, as I look at the belt photo, it looks to me like, you could fashion a belt buckle and tongue out of one continuous piece of material. The tire fold would secure and disguise the fact that the buckle had a 'start' to it and the thickness and 'spring' of the metal would still allow it to lay flat but open enough to secure the tongue through the belt hole.

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Actually, as I look at the belt photo, it looks to me like, you could fashion a belt buckle and tongue out of one continuous piece of material. The tire fold would secure and disguise the fact that the buckle had a 'start' to it and the thickness and 'spring' of the metal would still allow it to lay flat but open enough to secure the tongue through the belt hole.

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