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    Thanks very much, a very satisfying project! You helped me realise a seemingly daunting project, becomes much less so when broken down into stages.I have attached a photo of 3 tools i used which maybe you dont?An "Edge Slicker # 8122". Can be used by hand or attached to a drill for burnishing.A 4 prong lacing punch, 4 mm. I punch through 2 layers of leather pre stitching, whereas you describe marking the holes with a pricking iron and then using an awl to pierce the leather. It gives a uniform angled stitching hole. I doubt i could be as neat as you are using an awl for each hole.4 mm 4 prong punch tool. I bought this online thinking i would use it a lot, but it finishes with a more straight rather than angle stitch, which i dont think looks as good. However it was Perfect for...

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    Thanks very much, a very satisfying project! You helped me realise a seemingly daunting project, becomes much less so when broken down into stages.I have attached a photo of 3 tools i used which maybe you dont?An "Edge Slicker # 8122". Can be used by hand or attached to a drill for burnishing.A 4 prong lacing punch, 4 mm. I punch through 2 layers of leather pre stitching, whereas you describe marking the holes with a pricking iron and then using an awl to pierce the leather. It gives a uniform angled stitching hole. I doubt i could be as neat as you are using an awl for each hole.4 mm 4 prong punch tool. I bought this online thinking i would use it a lot, but it finishes with a more straight rather than angle stitch, which i dont think looks as good. However it was Perfect for forming holes on the handle, as it pierces from hoth sides.Thanks again for the instructable.

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  • Classic leather briefcase with accordion gusset

    Thankyou for taking the time to detail all your steps. I have just made the briefcase, my first major project beyond belts and pouches, only made possible by your instructions. I followed your steps closely, but used Kangaroo leather for the gusset and pockets. I also used the square Liston lock.This project has re ignited my leather work, so will be thinking of new projects to make for family and friends.Thanks again!

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