A couple of years ago, I assembled a steampunk styled belt http://mike.creuzer.com/2013/11/i-have-had-a-belt-for-over-10-years.html
and I have been using a blank belt buckle with it. Today, I made a custom steampunk/blacksmith styled belt buckle. A bit of leather work, a bit of computer work, and my 3d printer. So much fun!
In album Raised Leather Belt Buckle
It only took a minute to print, but a long time to design and layout. It’s my Initials MJC arranged so the shapes look like “Me”.
I scaled the file, but forgot it was radius and not diameter, so the first print came out too big. A bit of scaling in Slic3r fixed that quickly enough.
Glued up the belt with contact cement.
A few minutes ‘clamped’ curved the printed emblem.
I think the emblem under the leather works.
I cut a bunch of darts into the leather so I can fold the leather over.
I love binder clips. They are great for clamping stuff.
The finished buckle, waiting for the contact cement to finish drying or whatever it does.
I like the raised effect on the leather.
The finished belt buckle. It’s a ‘kids’ buckle and not a full size one. I am not big on huge buckles. So it pinches the belt a bit. Steampunk styled belt, with a custom belt buckle to suite.
My personalized belt buckle.
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