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« Reply #50 on: January 17, 2007 06:56:08 PM »

This is great!
I think I might try this and modify it a wee bit and make it a cooler way to carry my insulin pump.
Awesome!
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« Reply #51 on: January 25, 2007 08:48:25 AM »

The MP3 Tin is an excellent idea, strong work.  I used to use wire to turn things into buckles but they never really held up, too much dancing probably.  I finally gave up on trying to solder my own and I find some premades that are awesome.

We have a store up here called Century Textiles (or at least we had one until 5 months ago, the closest one is in Saskatoon 2 hours away now) I buy a lot of my hardward from them: snaps, rivets, etc.  And they sell thin little belt buckle backs, they are awesome.  I have converted a lot of old $2 thrift store Nintendo Controllers into belt buckles with them, as well as junk yard hood ornaments, audio cassettes, basically anything.  I use an epoxy glue and clamp them together until they harden.  It works on plastics and should stick to tin as well, if not the buckle backs have screw slots that you could always drill throught the tin and use some little bolt/nut/washer combos on.  The store that I got them from sells a lot of leatherworking tools and materials.  You might even try saddlery and tack shops. 

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« Reply #52 on: January 25, 2007 02:08:59 PM »

The MP3 Tin is an excellent idea, strong work.  I used to use wire to turn things into buckles but they never really held up, too much dancing probably.  I finally gave up on trying to solder my own and I find some premades that are awesome.

We have a store up here called Century Textiles (or at least we had one until 5 months ago, the closest one is in Saskatoon 2 hours away now) I buy a lot of my hardward from them: snaps, rivets, etc.  And they sell thin little belt buckle backs, they are awesome.  I have converted a lot of old $2 thrift store Nintendo Controllers into belt buckles with them, as well as junk yard hood ornaments, audio cassettes, basically anything.  I use an epoxy glue and clamp them together until they harden.  It works on plastics and should stick to tin as well, if not the buckle backs have screw slots that you could always drill throught the tin and use some little bolt/nut/washer combos on.  The store that I got them from sells a lot of leatherworking tools and materials.  You might even try saddlery and tack shops. 

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That's a good idea!  That was my main concern.. seeing as how if I used wire that would hold up, it was too hard for me to bend in the first place.  Cheesy  We used to have a leatherwork shop around here.. but it went out of business ages ago.. but I think they have that sort of section in Michaels.. I'll have to check there.
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« Reply #53 on: January 25, 2007 04:15:23 PM »

I'll just say this. I made one of these, and the boys go crazy over it.

and I mean crazy

one of them even drooled.
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« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2007 09:58:42 AM »

I LOVE IT!! Sooo creative!
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« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2007 01:16:57 PM »

Great idea!
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« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2007 08:24:30 PM »

I'll just say this. I made one of these, and the boys go crazy over it.

and I mean crazy

one of them even drooled.

Heee heee!

And just so everyone knows.. I am enjoying my fifteen minutes immensely!  Cheesy
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« Reply #57 on: January 28, 2007 08:32:18 AM »

Oh, craftster fame.

really, I tell all my friends where I got this amazingly cool idea.

though I wish I had thought it up myself.
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« Reply #58 on: February 06, 2007 07:20:37 AM »

Amazing * note: with a capital "a"
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« Reply #59 on: February 07, 2007 09:33:21 AM »

If anybody makes one.. or any variation, post pics!!  I'd love to see a different take on it!
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