How to make a hole in a belt – that looks professional
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. Sohow to make a hole in a beltis
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 beltis
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, onhow 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.