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Feb 27th, 2018 02:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

I had made a strap for one of my Strats in the past and decided I wanted a matching one (in black) for my epi Les Paul.

I have thought about it for several years actually.

Well the weather has been a bit touch and go on the cold windy rainy side lately (not so good for working the Camaro project) so I decided to make a go for it on the strap.

I have made a few with a thinner strap and then a sliding shoulder pad before. I like how these come out and function ... here they are.

I'll take a couple of closer shots.

the two on the right ... the black one is the new one.

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Feb 27th, 2018 02:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

Closer look at sliding pad.

shoulder pad

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Feb 27th, 2018 02:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

A bit closer with one end strap lock.

another.

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Feb 27th, 2018 02:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

The length is adjusted via what is called a *Conway Buckle*.

It's about as simple as it gets ... no moving parts.

length adjuster

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Feb 27th, 2018 08:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

Beautiful as always!!!

LeftyMeister

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Feb 27th, 2018 08:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

Nice work!

Danny Nader

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Feb 28th, 2018 09:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

Very nice work.

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Feb 28th, 2018 07:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

Really nice work, Larry. I tackled a watch strap a little over a year ago. It was a fun project. I need to do more. It's hard to find patterns.

Are you just winging it, or have you found patterns.

Watch strap.

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Feb 28th, 2018 07:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

Nice strap Jason. The yellow thread ties in nicely with the detail on the watch face. I like it. ;)

Yes, I wing it.

I have a slab of leather about 4' X 3' ... they obviously get smaller over time. I'm actually almost out right now. ;)

I just visualize what I want to end up with and start cutting.

Most of the rounded ends are just a razor knife and a shot glass (or whatever is a good size) to gauge the cut radius.

I have hole punches and slot punches to make some of that stuff easier.

Stitching is all just punched holes and a needle ... by hand. I have a few punches that will punch several (up to eight) in line holes at once depending on the punch and what I am doing.

Most of the layered portions are laminated with contact cement and most are stitched, but stitching these laminations is not always necessary.

Even the pedal board pictured in the other thread ... I had nothing but a vision in my head. No pattern or drawn out blueprint.

Often times I'm working with left over material for these projects and the material its self determines how I go about things.

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Feb 28th, 2018 07:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

I should add: Thanks to all of you for the kind remarks. :)

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Feb 28th, 2018 09:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yep, that's about how the watch band went together. I have the punches with multiple punch tips. Laminated with contact cement. There's more photos in my profile. I got most of my tools on eBay. Leather too.



JJuran

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Feb 28th, 2018 10:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

Those are very cool straps. I would buy them and be proud to own them. Well done.

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Mar 1st, 2018 07:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

Very nice, as usual. (-:

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