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    Jul 22, 2010, 8:59 PM - Good source of braided bolo found #1

    Just wanted to share a good source for the braided bolo material needed for Jango girth belts. Ebay seller "leather-cord" sells a 6mm 4-ply natural braided bolo leather cord that is perfect for making girthbelts. A search of his store should bring up an auction where the bolo material can be purchased in various lengths up to 28 yards. I just received my 28 yards today and I am very happy with the quality. I paid $63 plus shipping and received my order in less than a week.

    Take it easy,
    Cruzer

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    Jul 22, 2010, 9:05 PM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #2

    Thats a better source than I found and cheaper.
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    Jul 22, 2010, 9:06 PM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #3

    good find lorenzo! If that guy keeps a syeady supply that could bring down the price of girth belts a bit.
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    Jul 22, 2010, 9:09 PM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #4

    Just added a pic of the quality.
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    Jul 22, 2010, 9:25 PM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #5

    How many yards are needed for a belt Cruzer?
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    Jul 22, 2010, 10:21 PM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #6

    Well, I like to measure the waist circumference at the navel with a t-shirt on and go with that length. Then, when you go to wrap the finished girthbelt around your flightsuit, vest, and codpiece, it will hopefully give you a couple of inches to cinch everything up nice and tight. So figure 20 rows of that length if you're around 5'5"-5'9". Anything taller and you might want to start adding a row or two for scale. Also, when I'm estimating how much bolo I'll need, I add 2" to my waist circumference solely for that final trimming (1" on each side) when I'm constructing the belt. For example, I've got a 36" waist, so I want enough bolo to give me 20 rows that are 38" long. Hope that helps.
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    Jul 22, 2010, 10:23 PM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #7

    Thanks cruzer... I had a local source, but this actually may be cheaper... well unless shipping is more than it might not be, lol
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    Jul 23, 2010, 6:35 AM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #8

    Perfect, nice example because I've got a 36" waist But I've seen he only sells one pack per auction, you asked him to sell to you more packs of it at time?
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    Jul 23, 2010, 9:21 AM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #9

    Quote KaanE said: View Post
    Perfect, nice example because I've got a 36" waist But I've seen he only sells one pack per auction, you asked him to sell to you more packs of it at time?
    Go to his store and do a search of this "BRAIDED BOLO BOLA LEATHER CORD - PICK BY THE YARD"...and see if that works.
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    Jul 23, 2010, 9:50 AM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #10

    Yep, he has as much as you want it looks like
  11. Jul 24, 2010, 5:24 AM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #11

    Marvelous will take a look. Thanks Cruzer for sharing this.
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    Nov 12, 2010, 3:56 PM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #12

    I finally got a chance to make a girthbelt for a fellow member here with this bolo material, so I just wanted to share the results this bolo material can produce. I stained the belt after it was constructed, and applied the stains with Preval bottle spayers. I first sprayed on coats from every direction of Eco-Flow Timer Brown, followed by Java Brown, and finished off with Bison Brown. I let each color dry to the touch between coats. After it was completely dry, I brushed on a coat of Leather Balm with atom wax to shine and weather proof it. I made sure I got the Leather Balm in the nooks and crannies and brushed it on in 6"-8" sections, lightly wiping it with a cloth before moving onto the next section. When the Leather Balm was completely dry, I took a nylon bristle brush to the braids to remove the excess wax build up in the crannies of the braid. This gave it a great shine which I think finishes it off nicely and makes it somewhat weather proof.

    I used 2/3 oz leather hide for the backing, and still need to punch the holes for the lace and make the back cover piece.

    However, it's the SEEKER ammo belt that makes it look good.

    Cheers,
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    Nov 12, 2010, 5:59 PM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #13

    Thanks Cruzer for the heads up! This and your gaunts are the top of my list right now!
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    Nov 12, 2010, 11:35 PM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #14

    Quote KansasJango said: View Post
    Thanks Cruzer for the heads up! This and your gaunts are the top of my list right now!
    No prob. I'll make a new tutorial on another girthbelt I'll be starting in about a week so you can make your own.
  15. Nov 13, 2010, 5:51 AM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #15

    Looks very nice Cruzer!

    Are you going to be doing a run of these?

    Are you putting this up on your sci-fire website?
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    Nov 13, 2010, 7:47 AM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #16

    Quote Mandalorian Guard said: View Post
    Looks very nice Cruzer!

    Are you going to be doing a run of these?

    Are you putting this up on your sci-fire website?
    Thanks bro. I won't be doing any runs because the armor making keeps me busy enough, however, I'd be willing to construct one every once in a while if I have time.
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    Nov 15, 2010, 9:30 AM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #17

    beautiful man. i need to make a new girth for myself.
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    Nov 15, 2010, 10:40 AM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #18

    I love the dye job dude!
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    Nov 19, 2010, 8:36 AM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #19

    Thanks guys.
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    Nov 19, 2010, 8:59 AM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #20

    That looks awesome.
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    Nov 19, 2010, 9:20 AM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #21

    Cruzer - how many yards do we need. How many yards did you need for your 36" waist?
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    Nov 19, 2010, 9:34 AM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #22

    Quote SEEKER said: View Post
    Cruzer - how many yards do we need. How many yards did you need for your 36" waist?
    Welllll...actually I'm at about 37" now, but I ordered the 28 yard quantity and had about 8'-10' of cord left over when I made the 37" girthbelt seen in the pic.

    Basically the way I figure out how much I need is get a waist circumference measured with a cloth tape at the navel, add 2" to that length, and then multiply it by the number of rows I want on my girthbelt. Something I should mention is that I did notice that 20 rows of this bolo gave me a girthbelt that was 5.25" wide. On this particular girthbelt, I added an additional row because the wearer is 5'9", and he can always cut off a row if it looks too wide when he actually tries it on.
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    Nov 19, 2010, 10:25 AM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #23

    Perfect! thanks man
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    Jan 7, 2011, 11:55 AM - Re: Good source of braided bolo found #24

    I just finished making a belt using this supplier and Im happy to say the results were great.

    I used sandpaper to weather the bolo cords before attaching them to the backing.

    Regards,
    Chris A.

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