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THIS IS A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ONLY and not a physical product!
No Tools, or Materials, are supplied with this PDF Download.
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Going to the Barbers for a shave and a haircut, is probably one of the oldest professions around, although not as old as the oldest profession! Now any Barber who has ever been in business, and remained in business, would need to develop a good client base. And this this could only happen if the Barber was good at his job. Apart from the need for a steady hand, a sense of style, the gift of the gab, he would absolutely be dependent on the quality and sharpness of his razors. To maintain his Razors, he would be heavily reliant on a good array of Strops.
Sharp Knife (Leather Knife, Scalpel or Utility Knife).
Rawhide, or Wooden Mallet (Never use metal hammers, they will ruin the tools and may be dangerous due to metal shrapnel).
Cutting Board (save making holes in the dining room table).
1.5 mm Round Hole Punch (an Awl will do at a pinch, but the finished strop will not look as neat).
Hand Stitching Leather Sewing Needles (Blunt Harness Needles are best).
Metal Straight Edge or Ruler.
Edge Beveler (optional, but it will make big difference to the appearance of the finished project).
Pliers (Sometimes required to pull a stuck needle through a tight hole) Scissors (for cutting thread).
Lighter (for melting the end of a thread when stitching is complete).
3.5 mm (9 to 10 oz.) Natural veg-tanned leather.
Dee-ring – 38 mm (1-1/2 Inches).
Masking Tape (50 mm wide is best).
Leather Contact Adhesive (Recommended) or any Leather Cement.
Leather Sewing Thread (0.6 to 1 mm Tiger Thread is Recommended).
Leather Dye (Fiebing’s Pro Dye is recommended).
Adhesive Applicator (Advised).
Dye Application Daubers (Advised)Vinyl or Latex Gloves (Strongly advised, dye can stain hands for a couple of days).
Sandpaper (120 grit).
Neat’s Foot, Olive, or Mink Oil (Feeds the leather, but use sparingly, DO NOT apply to the 65 by 500 mm Strop).
Leather Finish (Carnauba wax is good, but shoe polish will work as well, DO NOT apply to the 65 by 500 mm Strop).
All instructions are included in the PDF Download.
We aim to produce a full build video on YouTube for each patter that we produce, so please check out our YouTube Channel – Beaver Bushcraft. If a video is not there for this project, it may be that we have not published it on YouTube at this moment, so please keep trying.
PDF Pattern Information
This PDF download comes with full sized pattern for every piece needed to create this item as well as Step-by-Step instructions.
The pattern is available for immediate download, which will enabling you to print it off on your own printer and start to build the pattern straight away (You are also free to take this pattern to a professional printer so they can print it for you).
All the files are protected against illegal copying and editing.
The PDF files ARE NOT laser, or machine, compatible.
It is recommended that this PDF be opened with Adobe Reader. If you do not have this on your computer, you are able to download it for FREE by following this link (https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/).
In the ‘Printing Preferences’ please chose ‘Actual Size’, and make sure that the dimensions in the Calibration boxes are the actual size indicated, before you start to cut out the pattern on your leather.
When printing on a home printer, please use the settings as seen below:
Paper Size: A4
Pages Per Sheet: One
Two-Sided Copy: Use Single Side Copy ONLY, make sure that the Print on Both Sided box is unchecked.
Scale: 100% / ‘Actual Size’
Tiling a Pattern Together
Some patterns will extend over two or more A4 printed pages. These will be clearly marked with a symbol of a pair of Scissors.
Each sheet of paper should be accurately cut along the dotted line where indicated.
Each A4 side of the pattern will clearly be marked with a matching Capitalised letter.
Each of the Scissor symbols will be cut in half when the paper sheets are cut along the dotted lines.
Once the two sheets have been cut along the dotted lines, turn over one of the sheets and stick a length of masking tape to that side along the edge you have just cut, making sure that half of the tape length adheres to that sheet of paper.
Then turn this sheet over and stick the other sheet to the exposed masking tape, having first accurately aligned the two sheets of paper so that each side of the patterns lines and Scissor symbols are align exactly with each other.
This design, pattern, is the property of Shark Designs (Beaver Bushcraft).
You are free to use this pattern under the Terms & Conditions listed below: