Making a billhook case in Wanstead 14-08-16
I used an angle grinder with a metal cutting disc and then filed it my hand.
Next step was to make templates using thick cardboard.
For rough finishing of the leather sandwich I use a sanding board.
I have a range of these with different grids 80 - 320 Stuck onto some lamin-board. A type of block board using flat strips – very expensive (I salvaged some posh library shelving some years ago).
I have changed how I use my stitching pony (back problems), I now clamp it to a bench and stitch standing up – far more comfortable.
I have also mounted my wooden slicker on my lathe which really speeds things up.
Once I had done all the hand stitching and made the strap, then just a final fitting (suits you sir?)
The completed case just needs a jiffy bag and posting.