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Old 02-08-2012, 12:36 PM
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Default Re: Tinsmith's saddle how to...

Thanks Silver B for that tutorial.
You make it look so easy but anyone who has ever tried to hand stitch will tell you that keeping the stitch consistant is a challenge and takes talent and patients. I have an old stitching awl that I've used for small jobs where the stitch is short or hidden and it is a time consuming tedious operation.

I found a tool that helps guide the stitching. It's a small pointed wheel that looks like a miniature spur. You run it along the stitch line and it makes little indentations in the leather to help keep the stitches even and aligned. It helped me make better looking stitches.
Thanks again for sharing your knowledge and talent with us.
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