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Monday, June 20, 2005

The Party Belt!

Guys, what happens when you go clubbing (dancing) with a gal?

They make you hold their crap cause they got no pockets in their skimpy outfits!
That leaves you with pockets full of crap.

Also, they have these new (gay) LED Buckles that you can wear while clubbing and it'll display messages (might as well spell FLAMING) What an useless idea! (google them on the right)



Ok, Those two inspired me to create a neat way to hold stuff WHILE looking fashionable as well!

Here are the materials you'll need.

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Bic pen
#4-40 1/2" Round Head Slotted Bolts and nuts
cigarette case
Leather belt
1/8 steel/aluminum rod (or big coat hanger)
Pliers and dremel (with drill bit and cutoff wheel)

Project price: $15 bux and up (depending what you buy)

Cigarette Case was found on ebay for like 5 bux. Average price for one is like 10-20.
Leather belt can be found in most stores or online (use the google search on the right)
Rod, bolt and nuts can be found at Home Depot. Or you can use a thick coat hanger instead of the rod.

Ok, start by cutting the steel rod to length. We want to make a Square loop where the width is the width of the belt, and the height is the 2x thickness of the belt + thickness of case.

Ok bend the rod to a U shape so that the bottom of the U is the same width of the belt.
This can be done by snapping the belt around the rod and then bending it.

Measure the width on one end of the case and drill two 1/8" holes. Use a Nail Set (or Phillips screwdriver) and hammer to create a dent so drill bit doesn't go all over the place.

Insert the bent rod thru the holes and bend them down to secure it.
TIP: Bend the rod to a loop first, then unbend it. This will create a memory so that you can easily bend it when you insert it. It is very tricky to bend 1/8" rod by hand while it's in the case.

Now you got a loop on one end to hold the belt.

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Ok, now on to the buckle 'knob' which will pop into the belt holes.
The 'knob' on a regular buckle looks like this |>0 An orb on top of a cone, where the orb will pop into the belt hole, securing the buckle to the belt.

The easiest method I found was to use a #4 bolt (7/64" bolt, 1/2 long)
which looks like this |=D The head forms a half orb, so it'll pop into the belt hole easily and secure it. Popping it out isn't as easy as a orb, but it'll do. NOTE: Find the bolt that'll fit your belt hole.

To protect the belt from the bolt's threading, we'll use a bic pen.

we'll need this part only

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I found this part to fit the #4 bolt the best and it's a good length as well. (Plus it's cheap)
So just pull apart the pen, pull the ink reservoir and soak up the left over ink in the tip.
Use an exacto knife and cut that part out. It comes off easily, simple scoring with the knife will remove it. Clean it and slide it over the #4 bolt.

Now on the other end of the case, in the middle, drill a 7/64" hole (or whatever size bolt you'll use) Make sure you have clearance on the inside for the nuts, so don't drill to close to the edge, or you won't be able to fit the nuts.

Screw the bolt (with the pen nub) into the case and secure it with 2 nuts on the inside. Hand tighten it ONLY, you don't want to crack/break the plastic pen nub.

And you're done with fabrication, simple huh!

Snap the belt onto the loop. Wrap belt around your waist and snap buckle in place.


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And when a chick ask you to hold her ID, money, cigs, etc...
Just spread er open and filler up (the case that is)
The finish is polished, so you can use it as a mirror as well (how funny would it look having a chick bent down staring at your crotch at a party)


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The case I got is a thin one, so it'll fit few credit cards/ids and money. I don't smoke so no need to fit any cigs. You can purchase a double cig case (where you can hold stuff on both side) and fill one side with cigs. "And that's where you hid the weed" - Adam Sandler

Also, make sure which side you put the loop and knob. I wear my belt clockwise (left to right), some wear them counter (right to left).

Lastly, the case is engravable (see that nice rectangle in the middle) So you can scratch your name/message/etc.. on it. I'm thinking about scribing "Place forehead here!"






Free to make for yourself.
Contact me if you want permission to mass produce it.
DillDoe@gmail.com
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  • Wow what a cool blog you have here! I am impressed. You really put a lot of time and effort into this. I wish I had your creative writing skills, progressive talent and self discipline to produce a blog like you did. Your blog really does deserve an honest compliment. If you have some time, stop by my site, it deals with stuff like, click here: bux and then feel free to e-mail me with your words of wisdom.

    P.S. I'll sure put the word out about your site and I would appreciate any business you may send my way...

    Later, Scott ;-)

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