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« on: July 29, 2006 09:08:22 PM »

I made a belt buckle out of an old clutch plate!

I work as an office manager at a vintage scooter store. We sell a lot of parts, and have a vast collection of weird, old scooter parts. My boss was going through them the other day and getting rid of the old dead parts, and came up with a bunch of clutch plates that were shot.
This is a clutch plate, from an old vespa:

It goes in (surprise) the clutch of a manual transmission bike. A lot of new newer scooters, by comparison, don't have a clutch but instead have a system with cones and a belt. Not that anyone cares about scooter mechanics...

Anyway so I took a copper disc and photoetched a picture of a vespa on it, then soldered a belt buckle backing onto it. Eventually I'll rivet the copper disc onto the clutch plate, but for now it's held on with some bolts I found on the floor of the shop. There's a tutorial on photoetching here for anyone who is interested.

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2006 09:10:55 PM »

That's awesome!! I love it! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2006 09:16:20 PM »

I think that is absolutely ingenious! Nice re-cycling! 8)d

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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2006 03:45:14 PM »

wow, that is amazing.  Great use of recycled materials.  I love your work!

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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2006 07:01:35 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2006 11:14:33 AM »

isn't it great making things outta old parts?! I adore your belt buckle!! *envious*
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