Punching for the stays

punching the holes for the stays
Great leather is a dime a dozen but well-punched holes who can find?  This is usually the moment that I make or break a sling.  Knots can be retied and stays restrung but once you've punched you're committed.  I have thrown away many slings just after doing this wrong.  Can you believe I stopped in the midst of the strain to snap a photo?