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Strap extension?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Mktrat, Oct 14, 2013.


  1. Mktrat

    Mktrat Wait. What?

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    I did a few searches and found nothing sooooooooo.....


    I have a couple of nice leather straps but the "tail" is too short. Is this something I can order from someone?

    Should I try and make one? Where would I get good leather?


    Normally I can figure this kind of stuff out on my own but I am not very familiar with leather/leatherworking.
     
  2. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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    You can get any kind of leather you need at Tandy leather online - buy the material, cut yourself a new tail strap (the adjustable extension part), dye it and add a finish coat to keep the dye from coming off on your clothes. You may need to learn some technique to cut the adjustment slots into the material. I'd probably use a hole punch at each end of each slot and a chisel to cut straight lines between the hole punches.

    You won't spend almost as much as a single strap costs for the materials, and you'll have plenty of material to do multiple straps. Their Tan-Kote finish would work well on guitar straps. http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/en-usd/product/fiebings-tan-kote-2220-120.aspx
     
  3. 1960jbass

    1960jbass

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    You can try a local leather shop. I had a strap custom made by a local shop that usually deals with bikers. Sometimes they might have some left over material that they could fix you up with.
     
  4. Means2nEnd

    Means2nEnd Supporting Member

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  6. Mktrat

    Mktrat Wait. What?

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    Thanks for the help.
     
  7. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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