Leather Edging

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by freefall, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Sorry to be starting a thread about this, but I can't find where Ms Glass and I had a conversation about leather edging. She kindly pointed me towards a nylon wheel with a groove in the edge. You can stick a 1/4" bolt through the hole in the middle, run a nut down on it, chuck it into a drill and spin it on the edge of your piece (after anointing with beeswax) and produce a nice burnished edge.
    Only problem is that they only seem to make one size of this item (about 1/4"), so if your leather is thicker or doubled you're SOL. However, my wife, The Lovely Mrs Freefall, said "Looks like a pulley wheel." Voilas! Went to AIH, bought 3 pulleys of different width- 5/16, 3/8, and 1/2. Removed the pins, stuck appropriate screws and nuts through the center, working great. Spent about $10 on all the crapola, but I'm very happy with the outcome. If I wasn't such a techno-tard I'd post pics. Someday I'll get my neighbor kid to take me by my little hand and do it.
    Anyways, hope this helps somebody, and thanks again Glass!
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Great idea. You obviously married up. :D
     

  3. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Yah, she's the best thing ever happened to me. But don't tell her I said so.
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    No sweat. Don't tell mine either. ;)
     
  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    No need to tell those lovely ladies. They already know. ;)
     
  6. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Did you tell them, Winds?
     
  7. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Yup, bet she did. It's that woman voodoo telegraph thing. :eek: