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Old 07-06-2018, 06:29 AM
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Use the groover as Argel55 mentioned and set stitches just below the surface, tap down smooth with flat faced cobblers hammer. Most furniture and garment leathers are chrome/chemical tanned. If they get a little damp will start rust/corrosion on blades and/or guards.
Another technique that is seldom used these days - pre-punch your stitfhing holes then use a very sharp chisel to curl up the leather over the length of the stitch line, pull back the flap and stitch then glue the flap back down over the stitches. Again, tap down flat with hammer - totally hidden stitches.

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