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    Rough and vermin shooting, also deer stalking. Gun case restoration

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  1. The edges need to finished the same as the loop section apply the edge finish and buff with a piece of canvas or a smooth piece of wood and that is a handle made Finished Next post relining the inside
  2. This is where stitching clam is used to hold the work, however there are numerous photos on YouTube on how to stitch I will also give a name of a very good book at the end of the thread which shows how to stitch and how to make various leather goods Completed stitched handle
  3. Key that surface up to the length of the fold over, apply the adhesive leave until touch dry then add the second D ring and fold over. The handle is now ready for stitching Ready for stitching
  4. Now it time to glue everything together for stitching. Apply the contact adhesive to the roughed area, except for the loop section leave it until it’s touch dry. thread on one of the D rings fold over the section with the end skived on the top surface make sure edges line up as you get one bite at the cherry as it will stick on contact. Fold over Fold over
  5. Edge finish applied Then rub the edge slicker along applied area this rounds the edges and smooths the fibres
  6. Before you apply the glue the sections which form the loops have to have the edges finished as it is a lot easier to do before the handle is glued . The edge finish is a applied using a small bulldog clip with some folded felt or a dauber
  7. You now need to prepare the leather for gluing. The under side of the leather needs keyed so the glue adheres to the leather. Use the sand paper to key the leather , wipe the dust away
  8. Then with stitch pricking iron place it on the line starting at one end with hammer lightly tap the iron do not hit to hard the aim is to mark the stitch not punch through the leather, do this both sides
  9. Ok the stitches now need to marked on the leather. The length of leather is 21 inches long the handle length is 7 inches so the stitched length is six inches long this gives a loop size each end of 1/2 inch. So mark lightly half way with pencil then mark 3inches either side, then with dividers set to 4mm lightly scribe a line each side of the six inch section
  10. Ok , now you have done the crease line you need to skive the ends of leather which means thinning the leather so the ends blend into leather that it is being attached to his is done with a very sharp knife at about 20- 25 mm from the end and cut at an angle towards the end with a handle one end is the finished side the other underside
  11. Thank you gents for your kind input, I will continue this evening
  12. on strap etc. You will see a line down each edge. This is done with the edge crease this done not just for decoration, it add extra strength to the edge. With a pair of dividers set the distance you want the line from the edge normally a 2-3 mm run a line along both edges. Warm the edge crease over flame so it hand hot, place the rule just on the line and run the crease up the scribed line. If the crease is warm enough it will glide over the leather and leave a creased line which will be if it’s light leather a darker shade Warming crease Warming crease
  13. The edge beveler has groove running up the centre and a very sharp point place the beveler at a 45 angle and run up the edge of the strip it will remove a small sliver of leather to produce a bevelled edge.
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