Tuesday night's welding class went especially well. I introduce to you the first prototype belt buckle!
Coolest buckle around!
It's way more awesome than I had even imagined. I am very excited about this!
It needs to be cleaned more, but I was unable to find the wire wheel for my dremel. The bits on the back are sections of spokes, thus it is 100% recycled! I want to figure out a way to get the bar to be hinged so that it can lay more flat, perhaps the next prototype will solve that problem.
Here is an exciting development in the world of recycled bicycle tires. Get ready for it...
I need to try out some more on various fender styles, but they are pretty easy and a good use of belt scraps. Two chicago screws hold it on through holes punched in the end of the fender. Simple and neat looking.
My goal for these slow months of the new year has been to shore up the number of belts I have ready. After a month of work I am up to 126 belts! This is not including the dozen I have listed in my Etsy store.
Belts awaiting their fate.
A small number of these are on a shelf next to my desk ready to be listed at a moment's notice! This was how I organized myself during the holiday rush, it really isn't necessary anymore. It works though!
Box o' belts.
Most of the belts have been moved into this box and put into storage. My custom dividers make grabbing a mountain, hybrid, or road belt extremely easy!
My goal has been to have about 200 belts by the end of the month when the Saturday Market starts. With another 40 belts expected to be ready by this weekend this should not be a problem! If only all the other things that need to get done were going to be this easy.