A tip during construction of the Capt's Wench
To everyone who has made or intends to make a Capt’s Wench, I have a small pearl of wisdom concerning the belt. I found mine at Walmart in the Fabrics Section. A yard cost less than $1. When you trim the belt to length, you’ll notice that the end is a little frayed. Here is an old trick I learned in the Army.
* Use a lighter or some other small flame to melt the end.
It will seal the ends of the belt and prevent it from fraying any further. It’s a great technique for eliminating loose threads from our uniforms which have to meet a stadard of appearance according to AR-600-1
It is ok to live in the "now", but never fail to plan for the future.