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Old 03-16-2006, 06:01 PM
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Belt Buckle

I made this in the last year, when?? a memory deal.

Have been playing with lighting and digital images, this is one of the first.

Thought you iron pounders might like the the copper medallion, it was textured in the fly press using a slightly tear drop tool.



If this has been shown before, let me know, they only let me out of the home a few hours a day


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Old 03-16-2006, 07:14 PM
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I want it!!! That is really neat Gene...Bud


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My belly won't let me wear a buckle like that.


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Old 03-18-2006, 05:26 PM
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Gene....I like that a lot.


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That's cool Gene!
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Old 03-19-2006, 06:17 PM
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Very nice! Why the two copper pins in the bottom loop attachment point? Didn't know y ou had a flypress, how do you like that thing? I've been meaning to look into them lately.


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Old 03-19-2006, 09:09 PM
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Thanks, everyone.

The bottom of the belt loup is riveted to the buckle with two small steel rivets. The loup was slit near the top all the way to the bottom and opened up, cleaned up, then forged to final shape, was just messing around. The copper rivet on the right is 1/8 X 5/8, it is soft soldered in a 1/8 inch hole that was counter sinked a bit for the solder and rivet to grip to.

Bob, I have a Kayne and Son model P-6 fly press, about 2 1/2 years now, really like it a lot.


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Old 03-20-2006, 12:27 AM
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Could we get a pic of the flipside? I figured the rivit to the right was the head of the hook that goes into the belt holes.


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Old 03-20-2006, 08:59 AM
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Flip Side Plus a Cat

Shot these using the new homemade light tent, the bottom buckle belt loop is milled out with a 3/8" end mill, cheating, yes, but only takes a couple minutes. The edges on the cat buckle are upset cold prior to milling the slot. Notice the little bit of solder at the base of the belt hook. The hol

The rivet holding the cat medallion on the buckle is a horseshoe nail. Horseshoe nails are quite soft, I use them for mounting cats and other critters on on steel or wood, with wood a copper washer is used to back up the peened rivet.

Make a few trinkets to put on you knife tables at shows, suprising on what people buy.



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I've had a hankerin to make a blet buckle for some time.

I really like that copper & iron mix.

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