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This is not a sales post it's a "just because post"

February 1 2012 at 5:54 AM
  (Login Marcusmech)
from IP address 173.15.31.86

I don't post very much on Paneristi cause i'm not an owner i'm just a admirer maybe one day, I hope it's ok to post this if not mod's please delete

I thought you might enjoy this

1- Cut a slice off a bronze shafting
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2- Face both sides of the slice on the lathe
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3- Trace the buckle you want using an existing one
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4- Cut the outside of the buckle using a band saw No Pic forgot to take
5- On the mill cut the tang seat with a 3mm end mill No Pic forgot to take
6- Dress the outside of the buckle using sand paper No Pic forgot to take
7- Using the mill cut out the inside of the buckle using a 1mm carbide end mill No Pic forgot to take
8- Then dress the buckles flat parts using a jig (SS buckle is shown)
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9- The tang is made from the remnant of the piece to make the buckle
10- Then sanded to remove the mill marks
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11- Then put the remnant back on the mill to cut off the tang
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12- Then the just cut piece is sanded same as the other side
13- The basic tip shape is done by hand on the belt sander
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14- Both the tang and buckle are ready for finishing
15- Using 320/600/1000 sand paper on a flat granite surface buff out all previous coarse finishings on buckle
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16- Using a modified flat file (edges of file are smoothed out) dress the inside of the buckle (round off edges)
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17- The tang is too hard to bend if not annealed this is done using a torch the piece is left to cool slowly
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18- Using 320/600/1000 sand paper on a flat granite surface buff out all previous coarse finishings on the tang
19- Cut the tang to length
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20- Dress the just cut end on the belt sander no pic but you get the picture
21- Using a jig make the tangs loop
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22- Open the just bent loop and insert it on the buckle and close it up
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23- Last but not least clean the buckle in a ultrasound cleaner
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24- Dry the buckle using compressed air and wipe and voila 2 hours later bronze buckle LOL

 
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