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    A Strap Buckle

    Making strap buckles requires a saw, a file, and a drill. Material consists of square tubing, a nut, and a bolt.

    If you are interested, please see

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



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


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    Thanks rgsparber! We've added your Strap Buckle to our Fastening category,
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    Thanks. Simple and useful. I will make some.

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    would a buckle like this be strong enough to make a loop to attach a hook after a strap has been cut? New straps are about 15$ complete with ratchet so it is hardly fair to expect a cobbler to sew a new end and still be less than 15$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tooler2 View Post
    would a buckle like this be strong enough to make a loop to attach a hook after a strap has been cut? New straps are about 15$ complete with ratchet so it is hardly fair to expect a cobbler to sew a new end and still be less than 15$.
    My buckle was made from thin walled aluminum. It would be a lot stronger if made from 1/8-inch thick steel tubing. As to "strong enough", I have no idea. I certainly would NOT use it where life is involved.

    As for sewing, I do heavy duty sewing with my Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl (https://rick.sparber.org/SewingStrap.pdf). This is the real one which is made in the USA and not the one from Harbor Freight. I bought mine at Ace as part of a kit and it was only $25.

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    I was not asking about the metal components but rather the strength of the ''lock'' on the strap. Thanks for the link to the speedy stitcher.


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