Let's make poi handle. I know they come in pairs, but I believe you will figure out how to make second one.
Step 1: Gather Materials
You will need:
- Leather belt. (Can be found in closet, second hand store etc.)
- bolt (5mm (1/5") diameter and 15mm (3/4") in lenght)
- Hex nut with nylon insert.
- 2x washers.
- carabiner, 3mm (1/8")
- Svivel (Bought at fishing store)
fastening can be found in any hardware store.
Step 2: Tools
I'll show two ways to make handle choose one depending on tools you have.
Both ways you will need:
- and something to make holes I used hole puncher (second photo).
If you have rivet gun (third photo), I recomend to use rivets instead of bolt (fourth photo). If you dont it's not a big deal in addition you will need only:
- pliers (not pictured)
Step 3: Cuting Strap
Cut a lenght of strap long enought to comfortably fit your fingers in loops. I used 30cm (1') long piece.
Step 4: Find Middle of Strap
Just like in picture above.
Step 5: Mark Holes
Put washer over carabiner and put a mark. Do it again on other side.
Punch both holes and mark inner holes like shown in third photo. Then punch them too.
Step 6: Securing
If using bolt put washer on both sides, put bolt trough adn screw a nut.
While riveting make sure straps are well presed together, for that reason I placed big hex nut under a washer and put presure on rivet from above.
Results of both ways shown in third photo.
Step 7: Assemble Handle
put handle, svivel and carabiner as shown in photo.
Step 8: Results
My poi with new handles.
Hope instructable was usefull. Sorry for grammar and drawing skills.