1. Strap wrench. Wrap a belt around
a pipe or handle as shown and pull it
tight; hook the belt buckle on a nail
driven into a 1 x 2 or a 2 x 3, then exert
leverage with the wood.
2. Luggage guard. Wrap
an old belt around a suitcase and through its handle; buckle it to
protect against rough handling or faulty latches.
3. Laundry carrier. Sort
the laundry and bundle each load with a belt for carrying to the
4. Strop. Keep a leather
belt in the kitchen for sharpening knives.
5. Book strap. An old
belt can lash books together and provide a carrying handle as well;
punch new holes if necessary.
6. Organizer. Nail a belt to
the wall in several places, leaving loops large enough to hold tools
7. Sling. Run a belt through a sturdy jacket sleeve] pull the
sleeve on over the splinted forearm, run the belt around the back of
the victimís neck, and buckle on the side.
8. Pet collar. Cut a
belt to the correct length, punch new holes as needed, and add a
metal ring to the buckle to attach identification and license tags.