Making kevlar belts at Techshop!

one of our instructors at Techshop brought in some scraps of 3/8" ballistic kevlar for me to play around with!
about a 3"x 50" piece...not really enough to make a vest out of so i decided to make some bulletproof/ fireproof belts!

step1) design it in flow path for the waterjet cutter...well how else are ya supose to cut 3/8" kevlar!?

step2) cut it out!

step3) make some leather fasteners for the buckles.

step 4) use pop rivets to attach em. (i  had to use small hex-nuts as washers)

step5) wear it!


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