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post #46 of 62
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post
So we had to do the same thing:


so you shortened it 5 cm = 2 inch?
post #47 of 62
uh, cut it?
post #48 of 62
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
so you shortened it 5 cm = 2 inch?

Almost 8 cm (just measured it).
post #49 of 62
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Needle through existing holes in the leather:




Through both parts:




Stitch:






Halfway, side-view:




And done:



(Mrs. NOBD did the stitching and took the last series of pictures"”except for the live stitching pictures.)
post #50 of 62
Thank you for this thread. I had seen it in your signature several times and looked through it but I got one of my fathers old belts he no longer wanted and needed to shorten it. Your method worked perfectly. Thanks again!
post #51 of 62
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Originally Posted by johnkav View Post
Thank you for this thread. I had seen it in your signature several times and looked through it but I got one of my fathers old belts he no longer wanted and needed to shorten it. Your method worked perfectly. Thanks again!

Ah, cool. You're welcome.
post #52 of 62
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
The pictorial is nice indeed. Although you could have saved some time by just posting: unscrew the thingy, cut da belt with dem scissors, punch a hole with a tool that nobody has or really woud want to own, rescrew the thingy... voilà !

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This pictorial will be awfully long again, but maybe gdl will do the one sentence summary again. [...]


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My what?
post #53 of 62
Aaaah I see. Return belt, order one in correct size. Voilà !
post #54 of 62
Very informative and much appreciated
post #55 of 62
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Aaaah I see. Return belt, order one in correct size. Voilà !

Yes! Thank you.



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Originally Posted by KingOfTheForum View Post
Very informative and much appreciated

You're welcome.
post #56 of 62
too bad this thread is all imageshacked up
post #57 of 62
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too bad this thread is all imageshacked up
Yeah, I know. You could learn Dutch and read it here (or just watch the pics): http://www.stijlforum.nl/SMF/index.p...ic,5281.0.html Edit: I'm not sure this works for everyone, but if you go through the Dutch version and then come back here, the pics are visible.
post #58 of 62
Good thread. I didn't look closely enough at one of the belts I bought in Florence and ended up forking over $25 at a shop on 11th where the guy took about 5 minutes and when I got it back in my hands I saw I could've done it even quicker myself if I'd inspected it beforehand.

Called my father up and he altered the two I got for him by hand himself!
post #59 of 62

How's it going.... i have a few belts i would like to do this too, but I can't get any torque on the screw and it just spins in place. Any ideas?

post #60 of 62
Thread Starter 
^
Use pliers to hold the "keeper" of the screw? (Sorry, my hardware lingo is below par.)
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