How-To: Make a buckle from nails

Craft & Design Wearables
How-To: Make a buckle from nails


YouTube player

I found this cool light blacksmithing video from YouTuber SgtViktor at How to History, an online clearinghouse of traditional handwork tutorials. To be fair, the bucklemaker in question uses all kind of modern power tools and abrasives, but the site is nonetheless a great resource. Other personal faves include How to Build a Coracle, How to Set a Copper Rivet, and How to Make Handmade Nails. [Thanks, Matt Fedorko!]


Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

View more articles by Sean Michael Ragan


Maker Faire Bay Area 2023 - Mare Island, CA

Escape to an island of imagination + innovation as Maker Faire Bay Area returns for its 15th iteration!

Buy Tickets today! SAVE 15% and lock-in your preferred date(s).