Oar Leather Kit
Arrived and was as expected
This was shipped quickly and received in perfect condition. I found the directions to be thoughtful and the materials to be high quality. My oars are looking good. I would give it a 5 except I think the lacing itself is too fine. I would prefer a heavier version, so I could tighten up the leather w more force.
Perfect and simple to execute!
The oar leathering that that I received was exactly what I you advertised and exactly what I had expected so I'm very satisfied and happy with my purchase. The instructions that were provided in the kit did leave a few questions. The instructions state that there is enough material to do a pair of oars, but it also says to cut the leathers in half the the short way. This suggests to me that there is actually enough material to do two pair of oars. This leaves me wondering if cutting them is the right thing to do. Under the section on Sewn Leathers step 4 calls for a couple of drops of epoxy glue applied to the wrong side of the leather. What is the epoxy intended to do? I'll probably apply the epoxy to the unintended side and make it truly wrong. I've never done this before so I'm not sure. Thanks for providing this opportunity to provide feed back.
Best oar leather i have found. I used heavy waxed white whipping twine to sow them on. Worked fine with the needles provided. Still going strong.