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Don't you hate it when this happens? You reach down to lift your favorite vintage suitcase, amplifier, musical instrument case, or (as in this partic...
Most vintage leather handles are comprised of a strip of heavy leather than holds the weight of the case, some sort of padding (usually leather), and ...
When the outside cover of the handle is removed, the internal parts look like what you see in this photo. I've arranged the handle parts in the order...
I cut a new strap from an old belt I no longer use. I slit the belt to get the same width as the original strap from the old handle, and removed an o...
I folded the ends of the new strap around the original d-rings and riveted the ends closed (just like on the original strap). I used compression rive...
I really wanted to cover the handle with the original covering, but unfortunately it was too brittle to save. I had some really thin leather (vegetab...
Installing the handle was easy -- I simply attached it to the brackets on the case and re-fastened them in place. The materials required for this pro...
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