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  1. Rich D.'s Avatar
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    Jun 9, 2007, 11:40 AM - US Divers belt buckle blueprint #1

    I got a U.S. Divers belt buckle from eBay recently. I got mine for $40, but I've seen them go for upwards of $75.

    If anyone's interested in trying to make their own buckle out of something like aluminum, here's a blueprint. You'd probably want to use 16 or 20 gauge material.

    The dotted lines indicate a bend, except the lateral dotted line on the buckle base, which indicates an optional rolled groove (that my buckle has). I'll try to find a picture of that.

    The PDF template is intended to be printed at 100%. Enjoy!
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    Jun 9, 2007, 4:53 PM - Re: US Divers belt buckle blueprint #2

    That looks pretty cool! Thanks CD
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    Jun 10, 2007, 1:49 AM - Re: US Divers belt buckle blueprint #3

    Thank you! that was on the list to do, but haven't had the time. I don't have the US Divers, but I have a SSteel bucklet from that time period that I was going to convert, this will make the job easy.

    Alan
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    Jun 10, 2007, 1:09 PM - Re: US Divers belt buckle blueprint #4

    Quote wizardofflight said: View Post
    Thank you! that was on the list to do, but haven't had the time. I don't have the US Divers, but I have a SSteel bucklet from that time period that I was going to convert, this will make the job easy.

    Alan
    if it helps, the vertical dotted lines on the bottom piece indicate the bend point on the inside of the bend. The capsule-shaped slots (on my buckle) are partially stretched around the outside of the bend, as the material warps during the bend. I'll try to post a picture of that.
  5. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Jun 10, 2007, 2:03 PM - Re: US Divers belt buckle blueprint #5

    Count Dookie!!! Thank you very much, muchas gracias, arigatou gozaimasu, ...
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    Jun 14, 2007, 8:47 AM - Re: US Divers belt buckle blueprint #6

    Nice Work CD.....WOW..
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    Jun 14, 2007, 10:46 AM - Re: US Divers belt buckle blueprint #7

    Awesome work, man!! Thanks allot!
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    Feb 26, 2009, 3:21 PM - Re: US Divers belt buckle blueprint #8

    Very good job!

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