First Season Utility Belt

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Chuck Williams
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First Season Utility Belt

Post by Chuck Williams » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:45 am

Hi All,

Thought I would kick off the new board with my new First Season Utility Belt!

Not a true replica because I used my found brass receiver instead of the custom one.

It's leather,wood, elastic and brass with metal tubes.

Like the original it is not adjustable. The elastic is sewn on both ends.
It makes for a very comfortable and lightweight belt but you need to keep on your diet or you'll out grow it! :)

Chuck...
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Quick, Everyone, Flee for your lives, into the street!!!!
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Re: First Season Utility Belt

Post by Ben Bentley » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:29 am

I can't think of a better way to kick off our new Bat-Craft section than this!

The finished product is sure a beauty Chuck!

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Re: First Season Utility Belt

Post by Troy » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:57 am

This is fantastic! What a woek of art!!

Well done my friend :)
-Troy

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Re: First Season Utility Belt

Post by Scott Sebring » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:45 am

Chuck's got skills!
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Re: First Season Utility Belt

Post by Roundedwayne » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:44 am

This. Is. Just. Awesome. PERIOD!

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Re: First Season Utility Belt

Post by drucevain » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:24 pm

Chuck great to see you and your amazing crafts here on the new board :) quick question, what is the thickness of the pouches ?, its just they look quite slim to me :?:
i'll stand at the bar i shouldn't wish to attract attention !

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Re: First Season Utility Belt

Post by Scott Sebring » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:35 pm

drucevain wrote:Chuck great to see you and your amazing crafts here on the new board :) quick question, what is the thickness of the pouches ?, its just they look quite slim to me :?:
These are the leather pouches which were thinner than the wood blocks. Since this was made from the pattern set that Chuck and Lynne sell, I doubt he'll divulge exact measurements here.

Here's a pic of me wearing the original Hardeman belt from which this one is replicating. Yep, it's got those thinner leather pouches.
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Re: First Season Utility Belt

Post by Chuck Williams » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:52 pm

Hey Ken,

Scott's correct. They are the same thickness as Marks original belt.
Attached is a photo of them unpainted.
As thin as they are, when it's all put together it still screams "UTILITY BELT" to me.
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I've had the desire to make a belt as close as practical to the originals to get that same feel.

I'm planning on one with just painted wood for my "Stunt" belt and a nicer leather covered wood block version of the classic square tabbed belt seen most often on the show.
Quick, Everyone, Flee for your lives, into the street!!!!
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Re: First Season Utility Belt

Post by drucevain » Mon Sep 03, 2012 1:54 pm

Thanks Scott, loving the new site feels just like home :) i like the look of the slimmer pouches and i have got Chuck and Lynnes pattern set,so will take a look.
i do find the belt i have a little bulky when moving around and i just think it would be a much cleaner look for photographs and also when i'm bat walking up the sides of buildings :lol:
i'll stand at the bar i shouldn't wish to attract attention !

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Re: First Season Utility Belt

Post by drucevain » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:02 pm

Thanks Chuck, i really do like the look of the slimmer style pouches think it would make moving about a lot easier, it may just be me but i find my belt a little heavy and cumbersome always feel like i'm forever making sure its in the right place !
i'll stand at the bar i shouldn't wish to attract attention !

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Re: First Season Utility Belt

Post by Ben Bentley » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:11 pm

drucevain wrote:Thanks Chuck, i really do like the look of the slimmer style pouches think it would make moving about a lot easier, it may just be me but i find my belt a little heavy and cumbersome always feel like i'm forever making sure its in the right place !
It's all about the velcro!

(and holding your belt in place in true West/Cowboy style...)

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Re: First Season Utility Belt

Post by Chuck Williams » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:30 pm

My pleasure Ken!

Yep, check your pattern. All the measurements are there.

This is the lightest belt I've ever made and it feels great when worn.
I agree, with the other belts I'm always feeling like i have to wrestle with them.

The velcro on the front of the trunks would be all you need to keep this one in place.
Quick, Everyone, Flee for your lives, into the street!!!!
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Re: First Season Utility Belt

Post by drucevain » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:31 pm

Oh so true Ben :) i have the velcro but when you have your arms around a pair of catwomen as in my avatar and my bat pouches were full of my crime fighting weapons the belt just wants to head south :lol: :lol:
i'll stand at the bar i shouldn't wish to attract attention !

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Re: First Season Utility Belt

Post by Waterratt » Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:43 pm

As always Chuck, you produce such great works of craftsmanship and art. You are truly a talented individual!

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Re: First Season Utility Belt

Post by Thefanboy59 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:53 am

Very cool Chuck!
Another fantastic job!

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