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Old 01-14-2002, 02:45 PM
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Keeping square

I am currently using a drill press to cut my holes for stitching. I line up all the holes on the front of the sheeth but I cant keep them square when cutting them, they never look as nice on the back side of the sheeth. Is there another methed I can use to line up my holes better? Punch? Any advice here is appreciated.

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Old 01-14-2002, 04:20 PM
Don Cowles
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Rick, I had the same problem when I first started making sheaths. I solved it (for me) by resting the side of the sheath being drilled on a 1/4" thick piece of wood or micarta. This seemed to square things up considerably, although I still have to keep my eye on the edge of the sheath to make sure it is staying perpendicular to the drill bit. I also place a piece of paper towel over the board and the drill press table to keep the sheath clean, and drill through both the towel and the board.
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Old 01-14-2002, 11:03 PM
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...and patience,patience. By the time we get to the stitching most of the work has already been done -- real shame to ruin a nice piece by rushing the last few steps.
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