Not the most exciting thread here, but I'm going to document the assembly of the bolo girth belt. Got the backing leather material, bolo leather cord, and Tandy Leather's Ecoweld leather adhesive.
First step was to cut the backing leather to length and width. I placed the leather on a 1X6 to give something that the razor can cut into without shredding the blade on the first cut. I used a tape measure and a sharpie to lay out my points, which was 5.5" wide, and 46" long. This is at least 6' longer than I need, but once bitten, twice shy. I used a framing square to help keep nice straight lines.
I cut the bolo material into 42" sections. This was enough to wrap around my waist and barely overlap. Cut one, then use it to size the remaining bolo. I cut 22 sections, but will probably only need 21. You can order the stuff from Amazon in 10 yard sections for the best price around. I bought three sections, but only needed a few pieces off of the third section.
I then used a fairly high tech process to help form the leather backing material. you may recognize the tool I used to help it hold its shape. Any questions about this tool just let me know.Had to spray the leather down with the water hose to help loosen it up. Then you have to very carefully use the tool pictured below to form the leather. Not for the faint hearted here folks....