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 Posted: Fri Oct 8th, 2010 01:28 pm
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Here are some pictures of the home-cooked straps I've been making for myself:

 

 



 










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Very impressive work, Timesofplenty. The craftmanship is superb and so clean. Did you use linen? Or nylon stitches?

Your photos are so well taken. ThumbsUp02.gif Professional-grade.

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bigrustypig wrote: Very impressive work, Timesofplenty. The craftmanship is superb and so clean. Did you use linen? Or nylon stitches?

Your photos are so well taken. ThumbsUp02.gif Professional-grade.



Thank you! I'm using nylon thread, but have some linen to try next.

Here's one I just finished:













This has been a really rewarding experience, I'm digging it.

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Way cool!!! But if I may challenge your talentsubtlelaugh.gif, could you make a Flieger strap in the spirit of the 1942-1944 original? Lacos in A and B dials were known for those straps back then.

If you can execute one, as true to the original (really complicated, amigo), then I'd say your talent can turn into a small business on the sideThumbsUp02.gif.

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pics please!

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timesofplenty wrote: pics please!

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I wanted you to enjoy the thrill of the hunt, amigo, but to save you time and so we are on the same page, here is a link that you might like:

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f367/laco-le-55mm-buhr-pictorial-408163.html

By the way, some of the real originals on the Durowe movement had a military green canvass lining at the back of the strap where leather meets skin.

Good Luck!

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too cool, thanks...looks like there's a project in my future!

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timesofplenty wrote: too cool, thanks...looks like there's a project in my future!
Wishing you success. The closed strap is not easy to do, tricky, and not easy. Good Luck and keep me posted.ThumbsUp02.gif

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Here's one I cooked up today. Olive drab, 4mm thick, from an Italian military belt:



 








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Very nice color for a strap. Did you apply some mink oil on it to keep it more water-resistant? What do you use for the purpose.

I'll share a small story with you since you're into straps. Here's an old carpenter's belt I bought in Mexico decades ago that I accidentally found lying around the garage a couple of months back. I liked the old, ageing leather which showed some personality with its scratches and swirls. It also had some sentimental value because that was the belt I used when I taught my 2 sons some carpentry work when they were little.



Here are some more photos.





So off to my favorite strapmaker it went. The belt came back to me in Auckland 2 weeks later. Here are the 2 straps it got converted into:



And here's a small detail I liked about the strap.



And here is another shot.



Now, I'm going after vintage Wilson or Rawling's baseball gloves from the '50s. Hard to find a shortstop's mitts but that's what I'm hunting down. I used to play shortstop when I was a teen.

Hope you like this little storysubtlelaugh.gif

 

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I think your logo is very cool!!!!!

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Thanks! Check out my sub-forum:

 

http://timetechtalk.com/forum76/

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