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Date: 11 Sep 2006 18:36:46
From:
Subject: Coffee Belt Buckle
Some of you from alt.coffee may know me as the guy that did the most
recent reprint of the alt.coffee shirt with the fantastic rambling of
white letters forming a coffee cup.

Well I was inspired by the group, and mostly my best friend's obsession
with coffee, and so I created a coffee belt buckle. I believe it is
the first ever coffee belt buckle in existence.

Because I know I need to pay homage to those who truely know coffee I
am offering it to a select few websites and groups before I release it
to the public.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

http://www.jonwye.com/coffee/

Note: there is not direct link to it from the regular www.jonwye.com
site to make sure you are given first dibs

Note #2: Pay close attention to sizing instructions at the bottom.
And if you need help with finding your size don't hesitat to e-mail me
at jonwye@jonwye.com. Do NOT go by the size you see stamped on your
current belt. We don't want that size number, we want an actual
measurement to get the best possible fit (jeans and pants are also
inacurant... so bust out the tape measure)





 
Date: 14 Sep 2006 01:58:01
From: Scrodge
Subject: Re: Coffee Belt Buckle
I can't afford one of these sorry plus i live in NZ but this is the
coolest belt buckle (after my texas long horn) that I've ever seen....
Props!!!!
Peace



 
Date: 13 Sep 2006 09:20:25
From:
Subject: Re: Coffee Belt Buckle
To answer your questions...

There is no system, as I understand it, to classify pewters. However
silver pewter is so named, not because it has silver in it, but because
when it is polished looks very much like silver as opposed to many
pewters that can have a tarnished look. Silver pewter also contains no
lead and has fewer contaminates which can make the pewter more brittle
or less attractive. Pewter ornaments for example are not usually cast
in silver pewter.

Epoxy enamel colorfill is a newer way of coloring items. You are
correct that the standard way is to put a little enamel powder on an
item and bake it, but it has it's color limitations. Epoxy colorfill
is an epoxy mixed with coloring and is as nice as it's enamel cousin
but can also cover the entire pantone color system. So if your
question of wheather or not the colors are brilliant and tough the
answer is yes.

Hope that answers your question.

Steve Ackman wrote:
> In <1158069336.317262.47060@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com>, on 12 Sep 2006
> 06:55:36 -0700, jonwye@gmail.com wrote:
> > Dan is right. I will make the needed discription changes tonight. I
> > threw this up quickly because I was just so excited about my new
> > buckle. But until the website gets updated here is a little lowdown on
> > the buckle.
> >
> > The Coffee buckle is made of "Silver" pewter, a very pure pewter.
>
> So.... would that be like 22 karat, or sterling,
> or .999 fine, or what? What kind of system is there
> for describing the purity of pewter?
>
> What would be the difference between "pure pewter"
> and "very pure pewter?"
>
> > The
> > detailed coloring is an epoxy enamel colorful, which is generally a lot
> > more brilliant than painted buckles.
>
> An "epoxy enamel colorful?" Color me puzzled.
>
> So if it's more brilliant than paint, I guess it must
> not BE paint. Sounds like you're implying it's true
> enamel, i.e., glass powder melted onto the metal?
> Where's the epoxy come in then?



 
Date: 12 Sep 2006 06:55:36
From:
Subject: Re: Coffee Belt Buckle
Dan is right. I will make the needed discription changes tonight. I
threw this up quickly because I was just so excited about my new
buckle. But until the website gets updated here is a little lowdown on
the buckle.

The Coffee buckle is made of "Silver" pewter, a very pure pewter. The
detailed coloring is an epoxy enamel colorful, which is generally a lot
more brilliant than painted buckles. The belt loop is unique to most
JonWye buckles. The belt loop is embedded in the casting of the
buckle, which makes it stronger than most buckles that have the belt
loop soldered on the back. The belt hook is also embedded in the
casting.

You won't be disappointed. The Coffee buckle is as fantastic in person
as it is in the photos.

Thanks for your note Dan!

Dan Bollinger wrote:
> > Some of you from alt.coffee may know me as the guy that did the most
> > recent reprint of the alt.coffee shirt with the fantastic rambling of
> > white letters forming a coffee cup.
>
> A word of advice from one mfgr. to another. You might want to describe your
> product, the buckle, with as much detail as your non-product, the leather strap!
> You make NO mention of what materials and finished you use for the buckle.
> Plastic? Die-cast? Sterling Silver? Papier mache? Is that paint or enamel
> coloring? Dimensions would be a good idea.



  
Date: 12 Sep 2006 22:00:26
From: Steve Ackman
Subject: Re: Coffee Belt Buckle
In <1158069336.317262.47060@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com >, on 12 Sep 2006
06:55:36 -0700, jonwye@gmail.com wrote:
> Dan is right. I will make the needed discription changes tonight. I
> threw this up quickly because I was just so excited about my new
> buckle. But until the website gets updated here is a little lowdown on
> the buckle.
>
> The Coffee buckle is made of "Silver" pewter, a very pure pewter.

So.... would that be like 22 karat, or sterling,
or .999 fine, or what? What kind of system is there
for describing the purity of pewter?

What would be the difference between "pure pewter"
and "very pure pewter?"

> The
> detailed coloring is an epoxy enamel colorful, which is generally a lot
> more brilliant than painted buckles.

An "epoxy enamel colorful?" Color me puzzled.

So if it's more brilliant than paint, I guess it must
not BE paint. Sounds like you're implying it's true
enamel, i.e., glass powder melted onto the metal?
Where's the epoxy come in then?



  
Date: 12 Sep 2006 09:34:55
From: notbob
Subject: Re: Coffee Belt Buckle
On 2006-09-12, jonwye@gmail.com <jonwye@gmail.com > wrote:

> You won't be disappointed. The Coffee buckle is as fantastic in person
> as it is in the photos.

You might also consider providing other photos of your buckle from
different angles. Took me awhile to figure out the black thingie at
the far reaches of the spilling coffee was the background for the
separate coffee droplets. Maybe shots of it on a black background or
against a dark belt. Also, some shots of the back of the buckle to
show the attachment of the loop and hook.

nb


 
Date: 12 Sep 2006 08:27:57
From: Dan Bollinger
Subject: Re: Coffee Belt Buckle
> Some of you from alt.coffee may know me as the guy that did the most
> recent reprint of the alt.coffee shirt with the fantastic rambling of
> white letters forming a coffee cup.

A word of advice from one mfgr. to another. You might want to describe your
product, the buckle, with as much detail as your non-product, the leather strap!
You make NO mention of what materials and finished you use for the buckle.
Plastic? Die-cast? Sterling Silver? Papier mache? Is that paint or enamel
coloring? Dimensions would be a good idea.