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Topic: love for belt buckles + love for nintendo = lovin my new nintendo belt buckle!!!  (Read 2281 times)
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« on: August 05, 2006 12:37:43 PM »

(this is my first post, so bear with me!)

i was wandering through the delightfully delighting world of thrift stores one day, on my own personal preasure hunt when i stumbled across this...


a super fabulous old school NES controller. how perfect.
but what in the heck could i make from it?
a wracked my brain for a couple of days till my lightbulb moment.
"ah ha!" a belt buckling idea was born.

my steps to making your own fabulous belt buckle...

1. get tiny screw driver and undo all screws on the back. pull backing off.
2. cut the console cord where it's sautered in the inside. (you'll want to keep the microchipping goodness in there so that you can play with the buttins for fun!)
3. get some sweet needle nose pliers and a nail (not a screw, or this part won't work well, TRUST ME!)
4. holding the nail with pliers, heat it with a candle. definitely fun if you're all thumbs and accident prone much like myself. melt 2 holes. one between the first two holes on the top right and one on the bottom between the coresponding two holes. see image below. (i appologize for my crappy spelling. it's been a long day. haha)
5. make third hole for a flat ended screw and bolt... you'll need that for your belt buckle to attach to the hole on your belt. see image below again. (NOTE: you must have a belt that uses blet buckles, otherwise this whole thing is botched. oh the technicalities!)
6. take a coat hanger and wire cutters. cut a long straight piece that you can bend with the needle nose pliers to get the desired width of your belt. you'll want extra length when putting the hanger metal through the holes, so that you can bend them towards each other in order for it to hold without falling apart when you're out on the town.
7. return backing to its home on the back of the controller, making sure all screws are secured... securely, lol.
8. don't be upset if these instructions suck. im the worst at explaining stuff.
9. enjoy your new belt buckle!





I'm so hip I'm hop!


p.s.
i appologize for the crap instructions. lol. goodluck!
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1. try to make something.
2. botch it.
3. hot glue some random stuff to it.
4. sell in ebay for hundreds of dollars.
5. bask in your own glow.
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2006 01:01:36 PM »

I've seen those! they're really cool, and so is yours Smiley
you can get them on ebay as well btw (if like me the thrift store never had any nes stuff OR your brother cant part with his old junk)
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2006 06:19:00 PM »

I'm...I'm in awe. That is so very beautiful, and so exciting I almost want to go to Value Village right now! (there closed, otherwise I'd be on my way Smiley )
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2006 10:24:28 AM »

I've never seen instructions on how to do this, so thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2006 12:09:14 PM »

I've never seen instructions on how to do this, so thanks!

it's the least i could do, they're SOOOO fun.  Grin
there are probably easier ways of going about it, but this works too.
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4. sell in ebay for hundreds of dollars.
5. bask in your own glow.
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