|Forum topic by JoshuaJCox||posted 11-29-2012 05:42 PM||2504 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
11-29-2012 05:42 PM
Hello fellow Lumberjocks,
This is actually my first post and I’m counting on all of your expertise to help me come up with the best solution. To make a long story short, I’ve made a wooden Ipad case for a family member for Christmas, and was hoping to attach a leather strap to keep the ipad from sliding out.
Here’s what it looks like so far:
Where do I need your help? Not having thought of the leather strap idea until after I had completed the case, I’m trying to figure out the best way to attach the leather strap to the wood. That being said, the case is quarter-inch red oak and I’m afraid of cracking/breaking the wood with pounding (not to say I wouldn’t do it, just that I’m trying to think of a good way.) My thoughts thus far have been:
1.) Drill small holes and try to find rivets that would be long enough (if there would be such a thing – I’ve never used rivets.)
2.) Use upholstery tacks (would they have enough hold?)
Other suggestions? I’m looking for something that would be functional/sturdy but won’t interfere with aesthetics. Ultimately I know I’ll figure something out, but I know you guys are probably a lot smarter and more advanced in this whole woodworking endeavor than I am so I figured I’d ask.