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  1. TK0363's Avatar
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    Jul 11, 2011, 12:58 PM - Re: From this to this...Jango girth belt results #26

    Hi Cruzer,

    Sorry to bring back this old thread but I eventually got round to making mine and just need to stain it now.
    What colour and type of dye did you use for yours?

    Cheers

    Tony
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    Nov 6, 2013, 8:24 PM - Re: From this to this...Jango girth belt results #27

    Anyone know how much bolo material to buy. Find it easy enough, but they have 3mm(.11 in), 5mm(.19 in), and 7mm(.27 in). my waist is 36 inches, and this goes around the codplate, so the backing should be somewhere around 36 inches for my size? Looks like it needs a couple of open inches for the cording right?
  4. Nov 8, 2013, 10:46 AM - Re: From this to this...Jango girth belt results #28

    You want to count how many strips of bolo are on jango fett in the reference pictures. Then how wide you need your belt to be too look right. I think its 21strips. I think 5mm or 6mm the bolo your after.
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    Nov 8, 2013, 12:09 PM - From this to this...Jango girth belt results #29

    If you are using the leather bolo cord sold by the eBay seller "ambersilver" that I use for my belts, you'll want to purchase 2-3 of her 10 meter loops in size 7mm and natural color. You will probably have extra material, but it's better to have extra than not enough and have to re-order more material only for it to be taken from a different spool section/batch and be a different cut and/or thickness (which has happened to me on more than one occasion). Plus, I'm always more than willing to buy whatever bolo you have left over because my personal girthbelts are always usually "Frankenstein" belts made from the remains of ordering excess material for customer belts.

    The way I calculate how much material I need is I take my waist circumference at my navel with a t-shirt on, and I add 2" to that length just to be on the safe side when gluing it down due to the curling/shrinking that will naturally occur. I then figure 20-22 rows to make a belt that is between 5"-5.5" because the diameter of the bolo is not always accurate to 7mm. More often than not it has usually been smaller in diameter than 7mm. If you are on the taller side (6' or more) you may want to increase that width to between 5.5"-6". It is always easy to cut off a row or two, but impossible to add them later on when you are sizing/positioning everything with your armor on.

    I hope that helps a little
    -Lorenzo


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    Nov 8, 2013, 6:47 PM - Re: From this to this...Jango girth belt results #30

    Yo Lo! That actually helps a lot! I figured 2 of the 7mm should be more than enough so once I get it you're more than welcome to the remaining.....
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    Nov 9, 2013, 9:40 AM - Re: From this to this...Jango girth belt results #31

    Great work Lorenzo, I use a similar technique to build my girthbelt...............................
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    Apr 6, 2014, 4:52 PM - Re: From this to this...Jango girth belt results #32

    Sticky this.
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    Apr 14, 2014, 11:48 PM - Re: From this to this...Jango girth belt results #33

    No sticky?
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    Apr 15, 2014, 9:21 AM - Re: From this to this...Jango girth belt results #34

    yes this should be a sticky............along with many of Cruzer's threads
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    May 8, 2014, 11:49 PM - Re: From this to this...Jango girth belt results #35

    Bump. And does anyone know how much leather weld is needed for one belt? They sell it in 100ml and 1 liter sizes....
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    Sep 5, 2014, 1:23 PM - Re: From this to this...Jango girth belt results #36

    would a mod sticky this please
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    Sep 5, 2014, 5:12 PM - Re: From this to this...Jango girth belt results #37

    Agree ^^^. Too good of a jango tutorial to slide too far away. Good way to save $100, and it's a fun build.
    Last edited by syllander; Jan 30, 2015 at 7:16 PM.
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    Jan 24, 2015, 6:34 PM - Re: From this to this...Jango girth belt results #38

    Beautiful work!
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    Jan 29, 2015, 11:57 PM - Re: From this to this...Jango girth belt results #39

    Great work bro
  16. Aug 14, 2015, 9:00 AM - Re: From this to this...Jango girth belt results #40

    Awesome work!!! It looks great.
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    Sep 11, 2015, 1:11 AM - Re: From this to this...Jango girth belt results #41

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    Sep 11, 2015, 9:45 PM - Re: From this to this...Jango girth belt results #42

    Very helpful info.
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    Apr 16, 2016, 7:41 AM - Re: From this to this...Jango girth belt results #43

    Anyway I could get one of those? The one I have is ridiculously small.
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    1 Week Ago - May 15, 2017, 4:49 PM - Re: From this to this...Jango girth belt results #44

    Nice leather work!!
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    2 Days Ago - May 23, 2017, 7:27 PM - Re: From this to this...Jango girth belt results #45

    I have decided to give this a shot myself... wish me luck!

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