Category Archives: Buckles

Firefighter belt buckle

I used a #52 round graver for the top script. Wanted it to be bolder than the rest of the lettering. The belt keeper and the post seem to always be in the way when I needed to turn but I was able to make all the cuts by starting each from the bottom and cutting upward. Continue reading

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Who Dares Wins Silver Buckle – Update

Steven Pressfield’s book “The War of Art” is a great book. Aimed at writers it also serves artist of all media. Sometimes I am frozen into inactivity by my self imposed fear of failure. Continue reading

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Who Dares Wins Silver Buckle

Met with Travis Luz of JTL Leather this morning to plan the belt attachment points for the back of the buckle Continue reading

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On the Bench…

Bisley model Vaquero so it is nice and BIG with plenty of room to design and engrave. And since this one is part of a matched pair I’ll get to double my fun and do the same design on the next pistol. Continue reading

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Trophy style Silver Buckle completed

This sure was a nice project. John was really helpful in knowing what the design should look like so when I drew up a draft he made a quick choice and that was instrumental to making him part of the project Continue reading

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Silver Buckle – Video

I’m making the left side cuts to the border design for this Sterling Silver Buckle. The 120 degree graver is placed at the starting point and the graver cuts while I steer the metal with my left hand. Continue reading

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Eagle Buckle

Solid silver engraved buckle This solid silver trophy style buckle was a retirement gift for a Navy Captain. He did not want the traditional Captain rank eagle so I designed this stylized eagle for this buckle. The photo just does … Continue reading

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