Awl you need to know // Stitching awl buying guide and sharpening techniques // Tool Time

Awl you need to know // Stitching awl buying guide and sharpening techniques // Tool Time

August 18, 2022

If you are just getting started in leatherwork and are looking to get yourself a stitching awl, my latest video will help you get starting on what to look out for when purchasing a new tool.

In the video I talk about the main things to consider when purchasing an awl as well as how to assemble and sharpen your awl once you have made your purchase.

 I hope you enjoy the video and I will see you in the next one

(also, here is a link to my favourite awl)




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Measuring Guide

Ordering a bespoke dog collar or belt? Please read the measuring guide to ensure you order the correct size.

Dog Collars

When measuring for your new dog collar, the best option is to measure the internal length of a current collar adjusted to how you like it fitted. To do this, remove the collar from your dog and do it up at the desired fitting, then with a flexible tape measure measure around the inside of the collar. This length will be where the middle hole will fit on your new collar.

How to measure your dog collar
You can also measure around your dogs neck. Place the tape measure around your dogs neck where the collar will sit and to a tightness that you like.

We will use the measurements provided as the internal measurement and add 2 larger and 2 smaller holes for adjustment. 

Belts

The best way is to measure your current belt from the inside of the buckle to the hole that is used most. You can also use a tape measure and measure around your waist where your belt will sit.

We will add 3 larger and 3 smaller holes for adjustment.

Belt Measuring Guide

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