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    Handmade straps. My evolution. Never be disheartened. PICS.

    Hi guys.

    Yet another handmade strap thread from me i'm afraid but had to share.
    During my latest project as i was fumbling around in my strap making box i stumbled across the first attempt i ever made at muddling a strap together so thought i'd share some side by sides.

    It's a little embarrassing to be fair but i thought it might encourage you guys who are starting out in custom strap fabrication and remind you not to get too disheartened with your first attempts as practice and nothing but, makes perfect.

    Brace yourself coz this ain't gonna be pretty....

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    I know, i know, what do you mean you don't want it anywhere near your speedie?? but nevertheless, 3 months later and i'm now knocking out this....

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    Quick side by side...

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    I thought i'd add this one to remind you to keep imaginative when sourcing your materials. This strap was actually put together from some builders tool belt that i found at some thrift store/market and was the grand price of £1.

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    Hope you like it and the moral is to always persevere no matter how much you feel your customs aren't quite cutting the mustard, just find some more materials and try,try again.

    You will get the results.





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    Great job and progress


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    Only the last two pictures are showing up for me. Maybe edit your post and re-embed them?
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    Re: Handmade straps. My evolution. Never be disheartened. PICS.

    Quote Originally Posted by vCardinal View Post
    Only the last two pictures are showing up for me. Maybe edit your post and re-embed them?
    Same here, would love to see the other pics.

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    Has it worked?? :) i'v re-embedded them so should have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by All in the timing. View Post
    Has it worked?? :) i'v re-embedded them so should have.
    It has! Great post once we got some pics :D
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    Great improvement! It's not as easy as you'd think, for sure. Keep em coming...
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    Re: Handmade straps. My evolution. Never be disheartened. PICS.

    Thanks. Someone said recently, it may have even been you Prdrers that "anyone can make a custom strap, the art is making it look like it came straight from the factory."

    Never a truer sentence said about custom straps and definitely, in fact quite surprisingly not as easy as you would think.

    If you keep that very sentence in mind however while considering your cuts, stitching, burring ect then it's that exact attention to detail that does indeed give you that final factory look.
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    Man, what great progress.

    As someone who's half-heartedly (lol) thinking about getting into strap making, what's your bottom line cost for materials besides tools and time?
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    Great job.!


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