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Thread: Oar leathering variations

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    Default Oar leathering variations

    I bought myself a new pair of 7.5' oars from Barkley sound because I decided I was too lazy to make them with handtools (no shop or big power tools).
    However despite having some scotty collars I want to leather them rather than drive little nails into them
    Unfortunately I don't have any 1/8" plus thick leather.
    I have lots of shoemaker scraps that are 1/16 - 3/32

    This seems like it might not provide enough cushioning for the oar shaft
    I had thought of doubling it up
    Anybody do this?

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    Default Re: Oar leathering variations

    Any craft shops for leather should have a scrap bin (I think Tandy Leather may only exist online now, but the old location here in Victoria still operates under a new name.) Or try google - I found https://lonsdaleleather.com/ pretty quickly. For instruction on stitching, go to http://www.gartsideboats.com/faq/oar-leathers.html

    Jamie

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    Default Re: Oar leathering variations

    Thanks for the reply and suggestions. There's a Tandy in Surrey too and the Lonsdale shop in Kits (I wish it was still on Lonsdale ,I got excited when I saw the name when searching last night) Always funny to drive 45 minutes to but maybe $20 worth of something. Hoped to go sailing Tuesday and try out the new oars. Maybe they're open for the monday holiday

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