Saturday, February 8, 2014

Hole Punching

The longer that I am a part of the hobby, the more I keep learning that if you want to produce nice things, you must have the right equipment to do so.
Up until today, whenever I would make holes for a piece of tack, I would use a push pin.
The pros of using them was that I could find them virtually anywhere in my house. The con was that I wasn't punching a hole. Instead I was just tearing a hole into the leather so the hole never stayed in place. Once I moved the leather *bam* it was like the hole was never there.
After school today I went to Office Max and bought a pair of technical/drafting pencils. Jennifer Buxton of Braymere Custom Saddlery had an awesome tutorial of how she made holes.

Following it, I took apart the pencils and am now ready to punch holes! I can't wait to make something. Mostly so that I can use a hammer. :)


  1. Get a mallet. A hammer will work, but your pencil punches won't last nearly as long!

    And good luck!