Leather Needles Homemade

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About: Retired Tool and die maker.

You will need an old wind shield wiper.Take it apart and remove one of the steel strips. Then use wire cutters or pliers to cut off about 1 1/2 " ( 3 to 4 cm.)

Step 1: Flatten One End.

Heat one end of the strip with a propane torch and hammer it on an anvil until it looks wide enough to drill a 3/32 " hole in it.

Step 2: Use a Centre Punch.

Before drilling the 3/32 hole be sure to centre punch the location first to keep your drill from sliding around.

Step 3: Drill the Hole and Grind the Point.

Use vise grips to hold the strip while drilling the hole. Then grind a point on the other end.

Step 4: Storage

Use string , thread or what ever you would like to sew with and store the needle in an old wine bottle cork for safety.

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