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    Jan 15, 2008, 9:43 AM - Question on Girth Belt #1

    For those of you who make your own girth belts.

    What thickness of leather do you use to back the girth belt and what do you use to stick the bolol to the leather back.

    Thanks in advance for the help.
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    Jan 15, 2008, 6:27 PM - Re: Question on Girth Belt #2

    i know that in my experience for belt material you should use at least 4oz for the backing...maybe even a bit heavier...as far as the bolo to the backing...leatherweld glue is a favorite of mine for combining leather parts...the stuff sticks unreal...a bead under the bolo and then working down under the next one and the side of the previous one should keep it all solid
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    Jan 15, 2008, 8:38 PM - Re: Question on Girth Belt #3

    2/3 oz for the backing.

    4/5 oz for the back cover.

    Tandy Leather Weld smeared all over the rough side of the backing before laying down the ropes (preferably over a curved object).

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    Jan 16, 2008, 7:55 AM - Re: Question on Girth Belt #4

    Quote Cruzer said: View Post
    2/3 oz for the backing.

    4/5 oz for the back cover.

    Tandy Leather Weld smeared all over the rough side of the backing before laying down the ropes (preferably over a curved object).


    What do you mean by backing and back cover?

    Sorry for seeming clueless but I just want to make sure I'm doing it right.

    Also by 4/5 do you mean 4 to 5 oz leather?

    Thanks for the info.
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    Jan 16, 2008, 10:13 AM - Re: Question on Girth Belt #5

    backing=what you use to back the braided bolo
    back cover=what covers the lace in the back.

    Tandy sells their leather hides in 2/3 oz weight, 4/5 oz weight, and so on.

    See the posts #1 & #7 in this thread:
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=13558
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    Jan 16, 2008, 11:03 AM - Re: Question on Girth Belt #6

    Awesome, great work Cruzer. Thanks for all the info. That is exactly what I was looking for.
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    Oct 15, 2009, 10:11 AM - Re: Question on Girth Belt #7

    can you publish some images of you glue work?? you know girth belt and leather back.thanks

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