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Registered: 02-2004
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BK3 Utility Belt - Pics


I’ve been struggling for over a year to make a Beatty-Keaton-style functional utility belt. It’s been very challenging, slow, costly, and now has evolved to my version 3.

BUCKLE AND KNOB CASINGS: Epoxy-Kevlar® cast from Janty’s urethane model.
BUCKLE AND LATCH: Seatbelt hardware bonded inside the buckle and knob casings.
COMPARTMENTS: Eight, 2 1/4” H x 3” W x 5/8” D hinged/latched/silver-plated steel.
COMPARTMENT FACES: Epoxy-satin for thinness, smoothness and light weight.
CYLINDERS: Nine epoxy castings, with removable top caps and brass-tube insides.
GOLD FINISHING: No painting -- all brushed metallic pigment in the molds (thanks Jants!).
HINGE LINKS: Double-action, brass-plated steel.
NUMBER OF PARTS: Hundreds.
MATERIALS COST: Over $300 for metal hardware, plus models/molds/resins/fabrics.

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CYLINDERS -- Sliced open the top cap and removed handles from superglued binding clips. Aluminum foil wrapping (thanks Brin!) and two inside neoprene O-rings separate and space the inner brass tube from the epoxy cylinder wall. The cylinders are bolted to the metal hinge links.

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The CURVED COMPARTMENT MODEL is molded epoxy, refined and white-primed after casting from an original clay model. The SILICONE CYLINDER MOLD casts epoxy cylinders that have a back mounting tongue, and includes injection inlets. A pointy tipped mustard bottle was used for injecting resin into the 1-side-sliced silicone mold. Vibrating the bubbles out was also essential.

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TRADING INQUIRIES

Not wanting to go through the huge demands of making this BK3 again, I’m not considering trades -- except maybe with ONE Bro who might want a cylinder mold/curved compartment model/and instructions, and then work to build all this on his own and maybe go on to trade if he wants.

Worn out Zane


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Re: BK3 Utility Belt PICS


VERY COOL Apoc!:up :up :up

i love those capsules emoticon

email me bro...

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i like it, i was wondering how it was gonna come out when u told me about it and it defently turned out nice.
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as I mentioned on the LOH, most impressive work.
OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!

Shawn
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Thats a class belt!

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You've done it my friend. Great job!
-Brin

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ZANE, come to my work bro and bring that belt I MUST SEE IT I TELL YOU I MUST !! :banghead :banghead :banghead
You are SO gonna make me one !

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WOW ZANE. I knew this would look good, but it looks TOO good ! :up

Amazing.

Dude.

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zane...that is awsome...(as always)!!!! :up :up :up

cool belt bro!!!

BTW one you put it on...isnt heavy ??

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The bar has officially been raised to an all-time high. That is an OUTSTANDING piece of work. You must be extremely proud of what you've accomplished as you well should be. So many of us have dreamed of making functional bat stuff, especially belts, and you have achieved what very few are compelled to undertake. I'm disappointed that trades aren't considered here, but I fully understand. The fruits of your labor are eivdent! That belt is worth more than any DC direct "thing" they could put out on the market. PHENOMENAL!!!!! emoticon :applaude
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