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Old 9th Oct 2018, 5:56 pm   #1
The Philpott
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Location: Colchester, Essex, UK.
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Default Leather handle- old Avometers.

Quite pleased with Grants Craft Leathers, of Aldershot. Have several Avo's from 1934-1968 period with straps that are dangerously weak, and this company supplies black or brown leather blanks in 55" lengths, an inch wide and around 3.5mm thick. Absolutely ideally sized for the purpose. One piece, at around 8, provides enough for 4 meters, as long as you make no mistakes. Fitting them without creasing/mangling them takes a bit of practice- the leftover 6" can be used to get the knack. (I used Tableau leather food for lube.)

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Old 11th Oct 2018, 11:16 am   #2
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Default Re: Leather handle- old Avometers.

I replaced the leather handle on my fathers Avo cap bridge with a bit cut off a nice Italian black leather belt from a charity shop.It had to be reduced in width but its not a problem with a new Stanley blade. The new edge I just used a permanent marker on and black shoe polish. Les
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