Accessories to go with the shoes will include a crossbar pad, and a ring around the down tube where the fork barely clears.You have done enough 'purse shopping' to know what will look best with your 'outfit'. Now the real question is, will your purse match your shoes? ( custom grips from the material to match the seat?)
Woah, when you mentioned seat restoration earlier in the BO, I was thinking something more amateur. My folks were leather-workers. Recognized your rotary punch right away, looked for my dad's. They had a Singer made around the war. I can still see all the Barge glue containers.I went hald as wide on the pattern
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Used some Taylor's chalk to mark out the cut
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Really food shears are well worth the money. The red ones lasted 7 ot so years. They are loose and have nicks in the cutting edge. The blue will last for way longer.
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Keep the straight up, nibble as I work around the pattern, keeping it straight up.
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Edges came out great.
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For this style a rivet splitting punch makes it easiest.
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I have used a Chisel before in the absence of a splitter.
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Tried making edges for the side bends. Look good.
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Sidnt seem to stick. After it us shaped will see if the grooves helped.
Set each rivet firmly with 2 or three whacks.
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Used a screwdriver to stretch fit it to the bold.
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Put some tension on it to start to shape the back and front.
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Used the Dremel with a sanding wheel to thin the front and back leather. Then a basting brush to get it wet.
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Clothespins.while the back dries, and an old riding glove thumb for the front.
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Will work the sides after it dries
BBQ and smoker are hit at least once a week here...Woah, when you mentioned seat restoration earlier in the BO, I was thinking something more amateur. My folks were leather-workers. Recognized your rotary punch right away, looked for my dad's. They had a Singer made around the war. I can still see all the Barge glue containers.
Observing you, it's starting to come back. Too busy having fun with friends out riding. Wish I invested time into the art... was more into mechanics.
You've got a good handle on this build. I like it all!
We'll, If I ever get out to the Vegas area we could ride, BBQ and perhaps shoot together.