In this latest short video, I show you how to prep belts for tooling. When tooling belts, they will usually want to stretch some because of the stamping process. This is the method that I use on virtually all the belts that I make to help prevent this.
Many leatherheads will use a heavy packing tape on the back of the belt blank and then remove it when the tooling is completed. I find the tape a bit hard to deal with so I use poster board strips in my belts. I find the added body that it gives my finished belts a nice plus.
This is a short video just to show you how I prep my belts for tooling and should clear up some of the questions that I get concerning this important step. Thanks so much for checking it out and I hope it offers value in your shop!
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