This needs to be finished.
Black dye it.
After it all dried, then I used Satin Shene on it, but Joker tells me I shouldn't use that. Some black came off when the shene went on.
The leather was really stiff so I figured why not try some Lexol on it, too.
This is disappointing, it was so stiff and cracked in a couple places. But the Lexol seemed to help.
Now to lace it up. I used this video to learn how. http://youtu.be/KPY-T6yOSLo
A little bit of time and there you go. Once you get started it's pretty easy and fun.
Now to the second goal of this project. I had a friend give me this pin quite a while back. I haven't been able to run it anywhere and I wanted to put it on a nice tank bib. I did a practice attachment on a scrap.
I have these deals, too.
I need something like this on my nice bib.
Looking good, but...
I need to "countersink" the holes to get the pin flush.
This transfer punch was about the right size.
A little work and it fits good.
Loctite the tiny set screws.
Ready to go.
Perfect, or at least good enough for my bike.