|Cutting hide into stripes|
with Fiskar blade. You have to go
slow with this puppy it'll will slice
your finger right off and not bat an eye.
Here's how Slingmoore slings begin. After buying a hide, in this case for Slingmoore's new 2015 all-blacks, I then stare at it for about 30 minutes deciding how to start cutting. It always feels like there's a wrong way to begin. Then using a glorified pizza cutter, I cut long strips to width and then store them till I get more time. The leather was just the right thickness to make some really nice slings. I feel a good batch coming on.
"What's next?" you ask? We'll come on back later I'll keep you posted as these slings graduate from the nursery.
|Strips are cut to width.|