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Strap extension?

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

  1. Mktrat

    Mktrat Seriously, are we not doing phrasing anymore?

    Apr 9, 2013
    The Mitten
    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

    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 Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2013
    Berwick, PA
    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. Mktrat

    Mktrat Seriously, are we not doing phrasing anymore?

    Apr 9, 2013
    The Mitten
    Thanks for the help.
  5. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member