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#1 posted 01-19-2011 05:47 PM

I bought a large bag of leather scraps from Hobby Lobby for about $5 that I used to make a power hone for my gouges. I have experimented with leather tips for my walking canes. You can glue pieces together if something thicker is needed and you can also sand it down as needed, to some degree. Since it is absorbent, you can also let some finishes soak in to make it stiffer or more rigid. I don’t think compression will affect it much, but you could test it putting some in a vise or clamping it between boards; I suspect you will see little change. Wear from rubbing or being moved would eventually reduce it in size, but consider how long a pair of shoes will last and the type of wear they experience.

-- Mike P., Arkansas,

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