I am kinda going stir crazy without my workshop, so I decided to take up another hobby I can do in my apartment. First, I need a suitable work space. Then I got some nice shoulder leather, and squared up the edge Unlike wood or paper, you can't simply layout four straight lines on leather, then cut it out. You can get the first long cut straight, but after that its super tough to cut another parallel line or strap. Luckily, I have a tool for cutting straps/belts/reins/etc. Its called a draw gauge. Then I round the corners off using my standard radius gauges. Its starting to look like a guitar strap. Laid out all my holes. Then its time for some stamping/tooling. I like barb wire! And my name, I have always wanted a Waylon-esque strap. Between the border and letters, I am going to stamp out a background. Some dye Then some paint - acrylic works nice, but painting those little spots with an artist brush is a PITA. I distressed this strap a little to give it that worn in look. It still needs some oil, but its not 100% dry yet.