Introduction: Cassette (Tape) Belt Buckle

I saw Fblades Funky-Retro-Cheap Ass Belt Buckle and thought that looks good but i wanted to make my own that i could put on different belts

Step 1: Tools

Here are the tools and materials i used, not all of them are pictured :

2 Flat screwdrivers to prise the cassette apart
Ruler and pencil to mark the holes to be drilled
Molegrips, snippers and pliers for cutting and bending the wire coat hanger
Drill with 3.5mm and 4mm drill bits
Cassette
Wire coat hanger
Screws

Also not pictured super glue and clamps

Step 2: Dismantle the Cassette

Carefully open the case and then take all of the insides out, you can throw them away they are no longer needed

Step 3: Drilling the Holes

In this step you should measure the width of your belt so you can cut and bent the coat hanger to the right size, once you have measured the belt halve the amount you have and then you should have that amount on either side of the middle of the cassette then mark and drill(3.5mm). For the hole where the screw goes simply drill a hole(4mm) in the middle offset from where the tape used to be wound.

Adjust the size of the holes you drill for the screws you use and the thickness of the metal you use.

Step 4: Putting It Together

When you have drilled your holes you should bend your metal so it fits in the holes like in the picture, then slide it into the case and bend the legs so that it stays in place, then put your screw into the other hole. You mite want to put the case back together to see if it will close.

Step 5: Last Step

The last thing to do is superglue the case back together, clamp it and leave it to dry then when its dry wear it and be all the envy of your friends.

Comments

author
jduong2 made it! (author)2011-06-19

www.mixtapeapparel.com does these a different way using two metal backing peices

author
jwolach made it! (author)2008-08-10

This is a very cool idea for old cassette tapes. My dad has some really old classic tapes. So, I went ahead and modified the instructions a little bit. Instead, of drilling into the actual cassette tape, I made my buckle out of the clear cassette case. By doing that, I can change the cassette tape inside the case to whatever I want depending on my mode or my attire that day. Thanks for the great tip and idea.

author
uguy made it! (author)2007-10-10

Dude, do you have any idea what the tape WAS worth as a collectible?

author
welshy136 made it! (author)welshy1362007-10-10

No but i have a double of the one in the picture above and another batman one so i thought why not

author
Bazzio made it! (author)2007-10-08

awesome.. i was lookin for some online but no luck

author
welshy136 made it! (author)welshy1362007-10-08

Yeah i tried looking online too but no look only found pictures of the rest of the collection. Here is some info to help in your search they are part of the BASF fanatsy collection.

author
Bazzio made it! (author)2007-10-08

those tapes are ace.. where did you find them?

author
welshy136 made it! (author)welshy1362007-10-08

They were just ones I had from when I was younger that I found again not so long ago

About This Instructable

23,233views

64favorites

License:

More by welshy136:Cassette (Tape) Belt Buckle
Add instructable to: