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Jedi Loreen (Lori Procopio)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always figured it looked like some kind of a cargo strap buckle. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got my buckle today .... Thanks Mr Bojangles!!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How big are the dowel rods that go in the belt? And it looks like there are 6 on each side, correct?
What size of strapping do you use for the dowels?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used a one inch gray strap, and my "mini flares" are about 2 inches long.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanx mr bojangles for the buckles Thumbs up
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Gil. Smile
What callibur of dowel do you use?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

3/8th or 1/4 inch. It's been a while, so I forget... about the size of a standard octagonal #2 yellow pencil.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you look at the mini flares in the Vis Dic photo of Luke, as well as various screen caps, to me, they look slightly longer than the belt is wide. I made mine 2 1/4", but I've also seen them longer. I think it's kind a matter of personal preference, there's no exact measurements in the standards.



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are talking the leg flares, themselves, right? I thought them to be about 3 to 4 inches in length. They are a hair bigger than the leg bandolier is wide. I am of the impression that the leg flares are at or around 1/2 inch, maybe 3/4 of an inch in diameter.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the leg flares are 4" long, the last question was about the mini flares on the belt. To me, the leg flares look to be the same length at the width of the flare holder.

I believe the ones that Kenny makes are 7/8" in diameter, I'll be using 2 cut down CO2 cartridges (with a wood dowel inside stuck between them) which are 3/4".
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few people have asked this question recently, so I took some pictures:

The buckle sewn to the belt (Side facing out)


The buckle sewn to the belt (Side facing in towards you)


Mini flares from wooden dowels & 1 inch gray belt

Threading the belt

Pulled tight as seen in the above Luke picture from the visual guide

Once threaded the belt stays locked by the buckle for the most part, but some people sew a small bit of velcro on the inside to hold it tight.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even though it's canon, I'm not sewing my buckle on. The belt doesn't stay tight. The buckle looks like it's designed to have two straps going through it, that's how it stays tight.

This way, I won't have to use any Velcro; it will be easier to adjust to keep the mini flares centered as I lose weight (which I'm hoping/planning to do); and if I decided to do a Technician, I won't have to buy another buckle, I can use the same one.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jedi Loreen Shadowchaser wrote:
Even though it's canon, I'm not sewing my buckle on. The belt doesn't stay tight. The buckle looks like it's designed to have two straps going through it, that's how it stays tight.


I've done it this way the few times I've worn the belt (usually just wear my holster), but not once has my belt stayed on just by threading the two ends through it. I've had to safety pin it shut to keep it from going anywhere.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Velcro to the rescue:

This is what works for me, and by no means am I saying it's the only way to do this... Go with what works for you!
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