When it comes to punching holes for headstalls, tie straps, billets, or any other strap good you may be making, how do you layout your hole spacing? Most people get the tap measure out and measure and mark each hole so they will be perfectly placed appropriately. This is a fine way to do it if complete accuracy is mandatory. If you are more focused on productive use of your time than perfection of hole spacing, try this method for both time and accuracy!
For the first hole use three fingers as your spacing from the tip to place your first hole. On tie straps, I usually do a full hand width.
After making the first hole, I will use one finger width as my spacing for the rest of the holes.
Place your finger just past the first hole and use your finger as a guide for placement of the next hole. Continue this for for each hole after. On tie straps I use four fingers as my spacing.
This is a great time saver and unless you loose a finger in the middle of this, your holes should be perfectly spaced.
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