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    Reversible strap

    Tried my hand at a Cognac brown/ Distressed green reversible strap
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    Re: Reversible strap

    Pardon my ignorance, but how to you flip the buckle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrangler_Man View Post
    Pardon my ignorance, but how to you flip the buckle?
    Just a regular buckle with drilled holes so it's easy to change

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    Re: Reversible strap

    Very nice work. Although I would be a bit concerned about sweat stains on both sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhtjr View Post
    Very nice work. Although I would be a bit concerned about sweat stains on both sides.
    Valid point! We shall see how it holds up overtime.

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    Re: Reversible strap

    Technically all straps are reversible! but in practice none are except a complete folded one can work long term, when you reverse anything that has been spliced together there is less force going with it than against it, what you have is a regular strap that dark side up will work for a long time without any stress, when you turn it over to the pebbled side then the section that is spliced and sewn together is fighting against the way it is made and eventually you'll end up with a gap where the two sections were glued and sewn.

    Usually rule of thumb is to not bend a strap in the opposite direction from what it was designed to do and that is to curve around a wrist, so by bending it against the pre designed curve destination just weakens all the put together sections.
    Reverse maybe one piece by making a folded strap glue and sew it together and then stain the one side, then that would be a reversible strap, with a fine line of colour change right behind the curve at the lugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHANE 1000 View Post
    Technically all straps are reversible! but in practice none are except a complete folded one can work long term, when you reverse anything that has been spliced together there is less force going with it than against it, what you have is a regular strap that dark side up will work for a long time without any stress, when you turn it over to the pebbled side then the section that is spliced and sewn together is fighting against the way it is made and eventually you'll end up with a gap where the two sections were glued and sewn.

    Usually rule of thumb is to not bend a strap in the opposite direction from what it was designed to do and that is to curve around a wrist, so by bending it against the pre designed curve destination just weakens all the put together sections.
    Reverse maybe one piece by making a folded strap glue and sew it together and then stain the one side, then that would be a reversible strap, with a fine line of colour change right behind the curve at the lugs.
    I glued two equally thick pieces of leather together and stitched the only points that would have a chance of coming apart. Really appreciate your concern though! We'll see how it holds up over time :)

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