It took a little bit of time to figure out the saddle stitching, but I’m really pleased with how it’s all turned out!
I held the leather down on the crumb tray using a few small magnets, and made sure to do all the engraves before the cuts - which turned out to be good thinking because the leather curled up quite a bit when the cuts were made!
I haven’t tried cow leather yet, but will be getting a bunch of offcuts soon, so I guess I’ll be able to compare. I was venting out the window but there was definitely a bit of a burnt skin smell to it… nothing too horrendous though!
Great work Casey, a real result ! Impressive stitching too. I can see a great side hussle happening, right there. Pocket money
If you’re happy to share suppliers, maybe you could post where you are sourcing your leathers from?
There’s a thread here, specific to Australian material sources, whilst we wait for the GF Shop to start exporting proofgrades south of the equator:
Just curious, is there such a thing as fox leather? It might be cool with a roo engraving design on it