What a difference a diamond chisel set makes
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    What a difference a diamond chisel set makes

    Broke down and bought a diamond chisel set (Tandy had a 3/32, 1/8 and 5/32 " pitch set on sale), now my forth attempt at a band is good enough I do not have to hide them in my watch drawer! Really improved my stitching with consistent hole size and spacing. Next to to finalize on what thread to use. I am presently using thread we purchased when sewing boat canvas. I wax the thread and double it for stitching. Looks good to me, but perhaps I should twist the thread rather than running them parallel? Any one have some insight to share. The wax thread from Tandy is just too thick.

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    A couple of snapshots of my latest attempt. Next up will be to do a true two layer watch strap, with full stitching. Any insight on making keepers would be appreciated. What do you think about contrasting colored leather for the keeper?


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    Re: What a difference a diamond chisel set makes

    Looking good! As for the keeper I would keep the same colour leather.

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    Re: What a difference a diamond chisel set makes

    You seem to be coming along well. I'm getting into strap making myself and just finished my first strap the other day. Unfortunately I bungled up with the type of leather and the end result was not good enough to put on a watch. Like you, I'm also trying to get the stitches to be consistent and straight. I like the idea of a different coloured keeper. Keep it up!
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    Re: What a difference a diamond chisel set makes

    Having used the chisel I cannot imagine trying to do it freestyle with an awl, my attempts looked truly AWLFUL.

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