Introduction: Favourite Belt Buckle Repair

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Recently I broke my favourite belt buckle, which has 2 pins to lock the belt. I asked in some near haberdashery shops, but nobody could help me finding one.

So I thought, I can repair that with low price and some basic tools.

I used a disk grinder but a metal saw works in the same way, some round small files, my bench vise, a drill press with the right drill bit(3mm), and loctite glue.


To build the buckle I used a 6mm diameter steel rod and a 3mm diameter nail.

Step 1: Bending the Rod

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Start with measuring the right length of the 6mm steel rod and carve a little notch to make the bending easier.

You'll need to do this operation 2 times for the two 90° angles of the new buckle.

When completed notching, hold firmly the rod on the vise and bend it at 90°, 2 times.

Step 2: Drill Holes for the Nail

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Drill the two holes to allow the nail to "complete the buckle".

The best way to do this is filing down a little spot in the part of the buckle that you have just bent, clamping the rod and just drill two holes. Try to find a drill bit that allows you to keep a snug fit between the rod and the nail.

Step 3: Finishing

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Cut all the pieces to the right length and file smudges.

Assemble the belt again and add a dot of loctite to keep the nail solidly attached to the buckle.

Step 4: Done!

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Your belt is useful again, and you don't have to buy a new one. :)

Thank you :)

Comments

seamster (author)2015-11-02

Great fix!

It's a sad day when you have to consider throwing away your favorite belt. But it's a happy day when you fix it! :)

ESOREL (author)seamster2015-11-02

Sure! From trash to all my jeans :)

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