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I sized down half from my usual shoes/boots (but not trainers) size and it worked out fine for my Red Wing moc toe boots. I still have them 10+ years on after 2 resoles.

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I’m at a dead end on how I’d make, improvise or buy this hardware - not this very exact hardware, just something I can use that would be similar (I know the wire is sterling silver so that’s not an issue). Throw me a bone here - I’ll be eternally grateful …

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If you want a modern looking equivalent to tinker with, these are £5 from ebay

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Say 6^ of these, use 4x for the top/btm collars and caps and cut the 5th and 6th thread down to connect the 2x halves in the middle with threadlock

or something likehttps://www.iqsdirectory.com/articles/hardware/fastener/hot-forged-bolts.png

..can't help with anything decorative tho

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Thanks Neal - I’ve looked at similar … brass hand saw nuts. That belt is called a 3 Div. Carpenter Belt so the saw nuts seemed appropriate - but I was thinking how to create the type of design you can see with the numbering, so actually your suggestion might be good because it offers a flat surface to work with

 

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I reckon the (19/27) originals have been lost-wax cast looking at the textured surface, you can't see a joint line so they don't look moulded if you needed lots it would be cost effective to go that route, i can post you a load of small white-metal numbers and you can use something like those brass screws for the patterns with the white metal numbers superglued onto the caps.

If you only need half a dozen they could be cnc machined out of Alu bar at any machine shop but the finish would be different, with machining marks/lines ect

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It’s just an experiment - that Barnstormers belt was about £500. I took a notion to myself that I could make it, well very similar, so it was just that hardware that I was stuck on. I’m not overly concerned about the numbers, in fact I don’t think they look great, but I was trying to figure out what that bar and caps was … probably some custom thing.

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I actually had an idea the using copper buttons would look good for the bar ends - these type of things …

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so how to make a secure fix would be the challenge

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You could use copper rod, have a hole drilled through the center on a metal lathe and tap.. say an M4 thread in there, then get some M4 copper coloured bolts (or paint them) and just screw through the button where the rivet goes. You can get a cheap  £15 M4 tap & die set from screw fix which will be more than adequate for copper.

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I knew there’d be some geek that would have a solution … and I kinda thought I knew who the geek would be :tongue:

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Reading about your belt thingie @Duke Mantee, I thought it might be something I could do for you. But first try and then talk.

so I made up something. I didn’t,t know measurements. So it kinda looks like something you,re after. While making it I realized I have no good tools to hold it while finishing it to make it look nice.

When done, I came up with a plan how it could work for me and my tools.

its pieces of steel rod and hole sawed bits, which I drilled to to steel rod dia. And brass brazed it together.

when it was together it didn’t,t fit in the lathe anymore.

anyhow here is a picture

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@smoothsailor - wow, that could be exactly the type of thing I am looking for. Are you thinking you could make this to my specifications and sizes?

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6 minutes ago, smoothsailor said:

I think so duke. Send me a message with the specs

Thanks Paul - I’ll draw something up and send it to you :smile:

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That Barnstormers belt looks unique.  At least I’ve never seen one similar. Does anyone know if this is an original design?

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2 hours ago, FurnitureMaker said:

That Barnstormers belt looks unique.  At least I’ve never seen one similar. Does anyone know if this is an original design?

It won’t be unique soon :wink:

But yes, it is an original design although the idea of jointed belts isn’t original … this is a belt from WW1

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Reminds me of this jointed belt. I assumed it was military in some way.  I like the snake/serpent hook on belts like the WWI belt Duke posted.

 

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@Duke ManteeThat WW1 belt is interesting. Trying to extrapolate the functionality. At initial glance, it appears to do an excellent  job of complicating your ability to keep your pants up! 
 

Maybe the belt’s function is to hold and organize tools or ammo? Thanks for posting this photo. 

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I wear this one!

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I think this question has already been asked and answered more than once, but nevertheless: What is the purpose of the extra buttonhole like on this coverall? 

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It's for a watch chain. They have a T-bar on one end that hooks through that buttonhole.

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Has anyone tried removing the suspender buttons of their jeans?

I have a pair of lvc 1933 that I want to experiment with and take off the suspender buttons but haven't the slightest idea of where to start.

I know these will end up having a hole on them, but I wouldn't mind that

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I’ve not removed suspender buttons but I have taken off cinches and the associated rivets on 37-model jeans (both LVC and Full Count) which isn’t too dissimilar. I used pliers and then sewed up the small residual holes with a denim coloured thread. If you plan to wear a belt, you won’t even notice.

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I too have never attempted it but my best guess would be to apply an appropriately sized drill, or better a grinder bit in the hole. Once that bit of metal is ground away the back & front should separate.

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I tend to keep the hardwear of jeans i throw away, god knows why? so i've removed quite a few, re donut buttons.. i just drill through the middle of the button and they drop off,

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After cutting off the cinch, removing suspender and donut buttons, and tapering (only by some, I hasten to add, cough cough), are they the right jeans, given the universe of potential jeans out there... just saying, as they say

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Those LVC 37s cost me £22 on eBay years ago and already had the cinch straps cut so I was just finishing the job in order to wear them comfortably with a belt. No suspenders buttons for me to remove though…

I got them tapered as I didn’t really like the wide leg but funnily enough, I didn’t really like them with a slimmer leg either! :laugh2:

In summary, I guess I just didn’t like them at all :wacko2:

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Hahaha and I never even mentioned any names... not one

Your second line made me lol... I bought a pair of Flatheads years ago from that Kiosk shop in Leeds and decided to taper them... and never wore them again.  That short rise became shorter and the fit went from being OK to all manner of wrong.  I eventually sold them on Grailed, probably receiving about £22 after fees. Never again :laugh2:

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