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    A Quick Acting Strap Buckle

    Forming a loop on the working end of a strap is easy. Just tie a knot. The pain comes when you try to untie that damn knot. A less painful method is to use a double slot buckle. Fish the working end through the buckle, form your loop, and then pass the end back through the buckle. It will be strong, yet is far easier to undo. I like this buckle, but I don't like all of that fiddling around. The buckle presented here is similar but easier to install and remove. Its geometry makes it stronger, which means it can be made from thinner and softer metal.

    If you are interested, please see

    https://rick.sparber.org/QuickActingBuckle.pdf

    Your comments are welcome. All of us are smarter than any one of us.


    Thanks,

    Rick
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    Vikings, among many others including Romans, used this form of clasp for their cloaks. This Google images search shows some examples...

    https://www.google.com/search?q=cloa...09&hl=en&hl=en

    Thanks for both the idea and the engineering analysis of the stress points. The install-without-threading and quick release properties make it a winner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post
    Vikings, among many others including Romans, used this form of clasp for their cloaks. This Google images search shows some examples...

    https://www.google.com/search?q=cloa...09&hl=en&hl=en

    Thanks for both the idea and the engineering analysis of the stress points. The install-without-threading and quick release properties make it a winner.
    Beyond the amazing art of these clasps, they were smart enough to attach the center bar so it would not get lost.

    Thanks!

    Rick
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    Thanks rgsparber! We've added your Quick Action Strap Buckle to our Fastening category,
    as well as to your builder page: rgsparber's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    The design has evolved:

    A Quick Acting Strap Buckle-angle-buckle.jpg

    Now there is only one part. Details are in the article: https://rick.sparber.org/QuickActingBuckle.pdf

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