Here is a little project for you:
As always, OBSVT, Joe Cress..... "General, if they put every man they have......on the field to approach me......just give me plenty ammunition.....I'll kill 'em all.....before they reach my lines."
I use a creasing tool but forming over a bit of heavy leather or wooden block would do nicely. Don't use a block of steel or iron as that would dye the leather.
....thanks Boyd, great info....my leather work is fairly limited to repairing my tack...I know what Santa is giving my friends for Christmas....Joe
Thanks Boyd for the great idea. I have some extra time and leather, however, I was a little confused by the thickness of the leather being used. Could you please clarify the thickness? I am eager to get started. Thanks again.
2nd Mass. Cavalry, Co. A
Great, great grandson of
Pvt. John Murdock
4th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Co. G
M.I. Oct. 21, 1861
M.O. Oct. 20, 1864
For those of you without a scale 4oz leather is about the same thickness as a quarter you can make a quick scale by stacking three quarters with the center one offset to see if the leather will slip into the slot, if it does then it is thin enough if not then it is too thick.