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    Nov 2, 2009, 5:38 PM - New belt maker's first attempts. #1

    Hello brothers.

    Just got started on making belts and thought I might share a couple of pics. The pouches on the Fett belt are Taco's. Oil base dye is not available in California, so I am I'm experimenting with different leathers and dye colors. Still, that will be the belt on my finished ROJT SE.

    The Jedi belt is one I did for a friend. This one is not intended to be character specific. I am starting on pouches for it now. I haven't found any patterns that I like, so I modeled them in SolidWorks to develop the flat patterns.

    I'm the guy that bought Taco's belt tooling. I hope to start on Fett pouches soon.

    So, what do you guys think?

    Cheers all !!!
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    Nov 2, 2009, 6:09 PM - Re: New belt maker's first attempts. #2

    Looks awesome, good luck with the new challenge
    Any plans to do Jango's belt?
    Best regards
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    Nov 3, 2009, 12:13 AM - Re: New belt maker's first attempts. #3

    That looks good! ANd its almost identical to the belt I need on my next project
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    Nov 3, 2009, 1:38 PM - Re: New belt maker's first attempts. #4

    Good to see that someone keeps making good belts! As far as I can see you did a very good job BooBoo. Keep us posted with some more progress pictures bro!

    Very nice!
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    Nov 3, 2009, 6:29 PM - Re: New belt maker's first attempts. #5

    Made my first pouch today (generic Jedi). Okay for a first attempt, I guess. Learned a few good lessons on this one. Developing the model and flat pattern in SolidWorks worked out great.
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    Nov 3, 2009, 9:11 PM - Re: New belt maker's first attempts. #6

    Just some details on the my Fett belt construction:

    The belt is 2.5" cow hide strap.
    All edges are beveled, bee's wax applied, then burnished.
    Water based dye/sealer applied (darn CA regulations).
    Velcro applied.
    Grommet holes located and punched.
    Edge/detail stitching applied (machine).
    Grommets installed.

    Something I have noticed. Because the water based dye does not go on as evenly as the oil based, the finished product ends up looking somewhat weathered. Kind of a happy accident.

    That's all for now.
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    Nov 4, 2009, 2:06 AM - Re: New belt maker's first attempts. #7

    Looking good Boo Boo
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    Nov 5, 2009, 12:16 PM - Re: New belt maker's first attempts. #8

    Quote eagc said: View Post
    Looks awesome, good luck with the new challenge
    Any plans to do Jango's belt?
    Best regards
    I'll start researching!
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    Nov 5, 2009, 12:17 PM - Re: New belt maker's first attempts. #9

    By the way, thanks everyone for the encouragement.

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