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Braiding for the girth belt

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    Braiding for the girth belt

    I don't know where you guys get the braiding for your girth belts, but I found this ebay seller
    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Beads-Findings-n-Things

    That does Braided Leather Bolo strips in pretty much any length you want in 3mm, 5mm and 6mm thonging.

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    I bought these in my trip to thailand @ abt USD$5 per meter


    kinda soft..but i think it might work...
    Last edited by Bleahhh; Oct 2, 2006 at 8:56 AM.

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    Nocturne said:
    I don't know where you guys get the braiding for your girth belts, but I found this ebay seller
    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Beads-Findings-n-Things

    That does Braided Leather Bolo strips in pretty much any length you want in 3mm, 5mm and 6mm thonging.
    A quick forum search brings you here:

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=4896

    I got my braids here:

    http://www.mjtrim.com/catalog/produc...nt=---601-6MM#

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    Ah yeah, if it wasn't for the international shiping I'd go there too...
    BUT the ebay guy is the best I've found in the UK so far.

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    Hi Guys,

    Sorry to drop in like this but I noticed your links in our eBay stats and as a good mate of mine used to be in the Sealed Knot you captured my interest.

    If anyone is interested we have now listed all our braided BOLO leathers (both flat and round braids).

    All are available in any length (up to 10m anyway) and several colours. If anyone is interested just PM or email me. 15% discount if you mention The Dented Helmet. Hope I haven't broken any forum rules with this post, if I have sorry Admin.

    Steve
    Last edited by Leather Man; Sep 25, 2006 at 8:46 AM. Reason: html codes in post

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    WOW 15% huh? Thats notr a bad deal may be time for me to upgrade!

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    I don't think you have broken any forum rules. Several members offer discounts when you mention TDH. By offering the leather braids, you are actually fillilng a void in the Jango realm.

    Wes


    Leather Man said: View Post
    Hi Guys,

    Sorry to drop in like this but I noticed your links in our eBay stats and as a good mate of mine used to be in the Sealed Knot you captured my interest.

    If anyone is interested we have now listed all our braided BOLO leathers (both flat and round braids).

    All are available in any length (up to 10m anyway) and several colours. If anyone is interested just PM or email me. 15% discount if you mention The Dented Helmet. Hope I haven't broken any forum rules with this post, if I have sorry Admin.

    Steve

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    I braided mine by hand. It took a really long time and it was a huge pain in the you-know-what. Each braid should be 1/4" or 6mm thick, making 20 braids about 5 inches wide.

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    Hmmmmmm....8)

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    Skalen Fehl, The MJ braids, I'm assuming to use the Antique Dark Brown, in
    6 mm, how many yards would I need?

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    Thanks for the welcome guys.

    If you are making a 40 inch belt you are looking at somewhere around 22 to 23 yards.

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    Leather Man said: View Post
    Thanks for the welcome guys.

    If you are making a 40 inch belt you are looking at somewhere around 22 to 23 yards.

    Thanks Steve!!!!

    -Rex8)

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    If looking for leather cord that is screen accurate, you'll need to go with a 4-ply braid that's 6 mm in diameter. The MJ Trim stuff is actually a six ply and about 5 mm in diameter.

    There's actually a member here that makes some dang good braid that I've seen in person. However, he's never offered it up that I know of. It's the best I've ever seen, but depending on what type of leather Steve uses...he may have a contender!

    Thanks Steve for signing on as this is a big void here as someone else already mentioned. I'd be interested in seeing some pics of what you have to offer in those specific dimensions.

    Just some FYI for everyone.
    Last edited by Cruzer; Sep 26, 2006 at 7:45 PM.

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    Hi Cruzer,

    I've just had the digital calipers out to see how we measure up. Our 5mm braid comes in at around 5mm in diameter and our 6mm is around 6.2 to 6.3mm in diameter. All our Bolo is 4 ply. Below is a pic of the 5mm braid in dark brown. We also have red, natural and, of course, black. I've included a close up of the natural leather in 6mm. We can pretty much provide any colour you like but it can take up to 6 weeks to suppy as we have our leathers made specifically for us at the tannery and so it depends on the time of the month when we place our major order. We can also match the braid with round leathers for lacing etc. if needed in 0.5mm, 1mm, 2mm, 3mm and 5mm thicknesses; (we carry 23 colours in round leather cord).





    Hope that answers most questions but if you have any more please fire away.

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    Thanks Steve.

    Actually it looks like that natural 6mm bolo is exactly like what I'd use. I'd be interested in pricing for a single 25 yard roll of that, and then interested in knowing if the pricing would adjust for much larger orders, i.e. 200-300 yards?

    Also another area of concern for me is how the joint areas look on the bolo. I doubt that's what they are called, but basically where new leather is started within the roll. Are those areas bulky and somewhat unsightly or are they clean?

    Thank you for all of this good information,
    Lorenzo
    Last edited by Cruzer; Sep 27, 2006 at 8:07 AM.

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    It's a pleasure. I can talk for hours about leather.

    I've sent you a PM. I've taken a picture of a join for you. Obviously the individual strands are staggered for strength so you only get one strand join at any point. In fact it is really hard to find a join, you have to study the leather really close up. The end of a strand is also glued down making finding a join that much harder. The picture below shows one such join. I have had to tease the join apart sideways a little to get it to show up in the picture otherwise it didn't show at all.



    You certainly won't see any unsightly lumps and bumps even if you study the bolo from 12" away in good light.

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    That does look really good and a lot better than others I've seen and have.

    I'd be interested in seeing a roll of 25 yards up close. What's the expected time until shipped for something like that?

    Thanks,
    Lorenzo

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    We have packages shipping out to the States practically every day. Delivery usually takes anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks with a little over a week being normal. Fastest we ever had was 48 hours but that was to Canada.

    If you mean how soon we can fulfil an order then within 24 hours usually. Most of our current stock is in the more popular 3mm and 5mm but we have enough 6mm in available to meet most needs.
    Last edited by Leather Man; Sep 27, 2006 at 9:10 PM.

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    Steve this is wonderful. Can you pm me the info on 1 roll of 25 yards,natural 4 ply 6mm?
    Cruzer thats enough for one belt correct?
    Thanks guys!
    -Goldenrod

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    Hi Goldenrod,

    You have Private Mail mate.

    Cheers

    Steve

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    Hey Steve thanks for that offer.
    Plz pm me the info on 1 roll of 25 yards,natural 4 ply 6mm?


    Thx

    Mike

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    Hi Mike,

    You have PM mate.

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    Hi Steve, could you also send me info on a 25 yard roll of 4 ply 6mm? Thanks

    Albert

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    any one wans to buy some braids??

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...735#post201735

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    Re: Braiding for the girth belt

    Hi Albert, you have PM. Price works out at $2.58 per yard.

    All the best
    Last edited by Leather Man; Oct 2, 2006 at 6:40 AM.

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