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Duncan Kirkwood
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Old Billingham bags never die ...

 

… they just need straps replacing after years of hard use:

 

 

The old strap is fairly easy to replicate from a piece of thick hide, cut / sliced using a scalpel and a steel straight edge. Hide courtesey of John Dodkins ... thank you John. 

 

 

 

 

Strap holes were made with a hole punch and hammer 

 

 

Sharpened fruit fork used with a hammer as a stitch hole pricker

 

 

The thread holes were 'pricked' using a sharpened fruit fork and a hammer - and the fork survived !

 

Stitching achieved using embroidery needle and linen thread 

 

 

 

My stitching will not win any awards but it's done the job.

 

 

 

Billingham 445 now maybe good for another 10 years ? 

 

Best wishes

 

dunk