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    Dec 29, 2007, 10:00 PM - Need help with a Jango girth belt #1

    I need some advice about how to assemble my DIY jango girth belt. Funds are low so i'm trying to make a cost efficient bolo girth belt. I'm trying to keep my budget to about $80 at most.I was looking through the threads but didn't really find anything in the way of measurements.

    http://www.psdaimaandsons.com/psdaim...her/chart6.htm

    anyone have any USA links?

    i was looking at the braided bolo here. What size in millimeters should i be looking for and how wide (tall) should the belt be. There is also a number of colors to choose from, do you guys think the red brown would be a good place to start and then stain it from there? does it even seem possible to do this for $80? thanks for the help guys!

    Last edited by runJEDIrun; Dec 29, 2007 at 10:06 PM.
  2. Dec 30, 2007, 12:35 AM - Re: Need help with a Jango girth belt #2

    That is really hard to come by. I spent a week trying to find a supplier that would sell the right size. Cruzier might be the man to talk to. Tandy doesn't even carry that size of bolo.
    Some folks used rope....not recommend while others use a loose lace bolo. Again, not recommend.
    PM Cruzier or there might be a member sell one of their extras.
    Cheers
    Rob
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    Dec 30, 2007, 3:03 AM - Re: Need help with a Jango girth belt #3

    what is the right size? 2mm?
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    Dec 30, 2007, 5:17 AM - Re: Need help with a Jango girth belt #4

    You're looking for a 4-ply 6mm cord.
    I'd contact JDFett and see if he's going to have any extra cord available. If not, contact The Leather Guy (Man?) here, and he has some economical cord you can use. As for doing if for $80, in leather, you won't know until you try.

    You'll need:
    Cord, enough for 19-20 rows
    glue
    stain
    leather backing
    leather cover
    snaps/velcro, however you're going to close your cover
    shoe lace, if you're going to have a screen accurate belt closure

    Here's a link with a somewhat tutorial:
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=13558
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    Dec 30, 2007, 12:56 PM - Re: Need help with a Jango girth belt #5

    To save money, you could probably make the backing out of vinyl.
  6. Dec 30, 2007, 11:39 PM - Re: Need help with a Jango girth belt #6

    The leather backing can be pigskin, not to expensive $13-$15 or a Econ Suede run the same amount.
    Cheers
    Rob
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    Dec 31, 2007, 2:09 AM - Re: Need help with a Jango girth belt #7

    thanks everyone. i will definitely be following your tutorial cruzer. i do have a huge roll of vinyl so i might see how that works. is this the correct bolo if i just get it in the dark brown/red

    http://www.mjtrim.com/Catalog/Produc...872/15872.aspx
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    Dec 31, 2007, 1:23 PM - Re: Need help with a Jango girth belt #8

    That bolo, as it turns out, is 6-ply and not 4-ply.
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    Oct 15, 2009, 11:36 AM - Re: Need help with a Jango girth belt #9

    Hello, can you publish some girth belt construction images??, I am making one but I have no idea to glue the cordon to the internal belt.thanks
  10. Oct 15, 2009, 2:58 PM - Re: Need help with a Jango girth belt #10

    See post #4 by Cruzer and click on the link. That will help you

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