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post #31 of 62
Nice job.

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post #32 of 62
where can I buy a belt screw like this?
post #33 of 62
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

www.suitsupply.com

No webshop though, I think. A normal screw is almost as easy.


Edit: I misread the question—I don't know where you can buy the screws.
post #34 of 62
Nicely photographed pictorial NOBD, thanks!

btw: what does NOBD stand for? No oxford button down?
post #35 of 62
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where can I buy a belt screw like this?

I imagine I could supply people brass Chicago screws at cost + postage if anyone cant find what they need. They dont have the little handle illustrated above, just a slot for a screwdriver. Solid brass and best quality though.

HTH

Charlie
post #36 of 62
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Nicely photographed pictorial NOBD, thanks!

btw: what does NOBD stand for? No oxford button down?

Thank you, Sander.

Since this is an American oriented forum, let's say it stands for NOBoDy, and not for NO Button Down.
post #37 of 62
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Originally Posted by Equus Leather View Post
I imagine I could supply people brass Chicago screws at cost + postage if anyone cant find what they need. They dont have the little handle illustrated above, just a slot for a screwdriver. Solid brass and best quality though.

HTH

Charlie

very kind of you Charlie - how much do these brass Chicago screws go for? Thanks!
post #38 of 62
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very kind of you Charlie - how much do these brass Chicago screws go for? Thanks!

About 30p each, they arent expensive. I imagine standard airmail to the States would add a couple of pounds to that though for the US members.
post #39 of 62
This is how I shortened a Regent Belt. I cut the fabric and then I glued the fabric to the leather and sewn by hand
post #40 of 62
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the addition, Alex. Looks good.
post #41 of 62
You guys make it look so simple. Thanks! I used to just use a drill press to make extra holes.
post #42 of 62
My shoe repair guy does it for a few bucks.
post #43 of 62
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My shoe repair guy does it for a few bucks.

+1...I just had my guy do a couple of my belts.
post #44 of 62
Thread Starter 
New belt. Thought I measured it right when I ordered it, but it was much too long... No screw.



Unpick the stitches (back of the belt):




Side view:




Almost there:




Thingy:




Done:



Select thread*:




Line up third hole with third hole a belt that is the right size:




Determine how much it needs to be shortened:




*) The thread was darker, but more importantly, thinner and weaker than the original. Off to the shop. To be continued.
post #45 of 62
Thread Starter 
This pictorial will be awfully long again, but maybe gdl will do the one sentence summary again.


Length pinned:




Cut:




Since the end must be smaller to fit the leather end part of the belt, they cut a little triangle out and put some tape around:




So we had to do the same thing:




See if it fits:




And new supply, thread and needles:

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