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Old 07-19-2016, 07:12 PM
AmericanCthulhu AmericanCthulhu is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: SW Missouri
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Default Re: Leather covered solo seat

Finished! Ended up using a small drill bit, and just eyeballing the distance between the holes in the pan for the stitching. Used waxed nylon thread for the finishing, which took the longest time BY FAR of the whole project. I'd advise anyone going to try it to grab a couple movies and beers, and settle in a comfy spot on the couch! My stitches ended up a little wobbly since I eyeballed the distance between drill holes, but still not bad for my first try. I'd like to try and burn a design into the next one, I have quite a bit of leather left, maybe I'll try and get the design on a different piece, the pull the stitches and lay the new piece over it.
Haven't gone on a ride yet, but I sat on it, and it doesn't feel all that different from the padded one! I'll still be looking for an actual solo seat, but this looks cool for now!
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