How To Make A Hole In A Belt – That Looks Professional – My Inspired Media

How to make a hole in a beltHow To Make A Hole In A Belt – That Looks Professional – My Inspired Media.

How to make a hole in a belt – that looks professional

A
belt hole is based more on the shank of the buckle size.  If
you have a thick shank then the larger the belt hole (e.g. a 3/16”
hole.  If the belt shank is smaller you can reduce the
size.  So how to make a hole in a belt is
all dependent upon the buckle and style.

How to make a hole in a belt

Because I make larger style belts, most all I make have a 3/16” hole
punched for the buckle’s shank.  How to make a hole in a belt is
pretty broad based if you think of it.  You could punch a
hole with an ice pick, metal punch, hot iron unit like a solder
tip, etc.  But, the best ways is to go buy a small set of
punches or a wheel punch that has different sizes already.
My choice would lean to towards buying a punch explicitly for
leather use.  Kits are not very expensive, but you can buy an
individual punch from Tandy Leather.

One thing, on how to make a hole in a belt, is to make sure you have the
hole to be punched exactly centered.  I have seen, even
commercial, belt holes be off in alignment.  So, always make
sure that you have taken a ruler and measured exactly where you
are going to place that hole in a belt.  Further, make sure
it matches in diameter the existing holes.  If they don’t,
again, the belt can come out looking a little odd.

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