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I tend to break a lot of buttons so I decided to find/make one that didn't pop off my pant's. After some thought I decided that a penny would make a g...
The tools you will need. 1.drill with small bit, bit size depends on how big you want the holes.2.Dremel tool 3.Center punch and hammer4.safety glasse...
Use the center punch and hammer to make dents at the location of each hole. Doing this helps keep the drill bit from wandering.
Use the vice grips to clamp the penny in place. Don't squeeze the penny to hard or you will mark and scratch it.
Drill the holes out, then take the dremel tool and clean up the holes. make sure you get all the bur's and taper in the holes to insure that they don'...
I am leaving this one up to you. All and all it makes a pretty durable button that will not get brittle and crack.
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I had this same problem so I made a IBLE on my take on it before I saw yours. Most my pants are using my method and have been with me for over a year. Your idea is awesome and a heck of alot more durable in the long run. I'd only worry about the drilled holes eventually sawing the thread but you could of course use bread tie wire which i did on one.
what about penny loafers?
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