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Originally Posted by rwest View Post
I vote for the solid grey. The weaving looks so much better than last attempt. How did you cut them this time?
I used the tandy lace cutter gizmo (60.00 at tandy).
I found out that the soft "designer" leather is too stretchy and thin - it weaves great but is impossible to cut evenly due to the stretch under tension. So I switched to a thicker stiffer leather. I am still playing with the tension and tightness - too tight and it looks bunchy, too loose and it looks too casual.

Thanks for the input.
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