These are FREE leather classes compliments of Rude Dog Leather.
Here's a tool we use in our shop every day. Using it, I am going to teach you how to make a 2 foot wide segment of 18 inch long lace in just a few minutes.
Here's a way to use up all those scraps you always have left over. This lace cutter is a must have in every workshop!
Here's a close up view of the working end. The blade is an easily replaced injector type razor blade. Two blades settings and four different width slots give you a wide range of available sizes of lace you can make to fit any project.
Here I am using a piece of scrap about 6" x 6". First cut a small hole in the center of the leather. Next, put the lace cutter up through the hole. Now begin to cut by pulling the cutter up against the inside edge of the hole. Once you have a piece of lace a couple of inches long, grab the end of the lace and pull firmly.
As you pull the lace through, the piece of scrap will rotate around the cutter very quickly and the end you are pulling will just keep getting longer.
Still going! This really is a very easy tool to use. Anyone can learn to use it in minutes.
All done. Once I started pulling on the end , this took me less than one minute to make a single piece of lace almost 20 feet long.