A customer approached me with a request to recreate a custom belt buckle they had unfortunately lost some time ago.
All custom pieces begin with a conversation. Once the designer and the customer agree on the specifications work can begin.
- I started out using straight round wire stock in the correct gauge.
- I formed it into the circle then soldered it using the rosebud tip on my mini torch.
- The next steps were to cut the bar, fit it and solder it in place.
Smith Little Torch with Rosebud melting tip used for soldering the buckle
- The tang was then formed from a smaller size stock.
This is a photo of the soldered buckle placed over the sketch
Look for the next blog post about the finished piece coming soon!