Making a Simple Leather Belt




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Published on Sep 1, 2013

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This video has been replaced by a newer version which is build along number 9 available from my shop in the link above. The new video includes a 4 hour tutorial video as well as an accompanying PDF pack and includes much more detail and techniques than shown here.

In this video I am making a simple leather belt, there won't be any tooling or other fancy things it's just the basics to get you started! Sometimes people ask about dog collars, remember that's the same thing only shorter and with a D ring riveted onto the back for the lead.

If you'd like some strap end templates try Black River Laser, they have lots of different ones:


Here is Nigel's video about sewing in belt keepers (no sense in me showing you the same thing!):



00:00 Intro
03:27 Measuring out a Belt
06:28 Determining the Holes
07:43 Strap Cutting
12.58 Marking and Skiving the Buckle End
19:59 Applying Finishes
22:13 Marking the Tongue
24:31 Bevelling
28:52 Burnishing
35:31 Edge Paints
37:38 Buckle Fitting
41:38 Fitting the Keeper
50:40 Punching the Holes


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