Research online has suggested that these kits can cost upwards of $300 (on the high end) and I figured there was no value in keeping it in storage.
The thread that comes in the kit is very sticky and, at first, I disregarded the instruction's suggestion to wear sailing gloves to protect your hands (MAKE.SURE.YOU.WEAR.GLOVES) - the thread cuts right through skin. After ever stitch, you have to pull the leather as tight as possible (hard on the hands even wear gloves) to insure that the interior foam is covered and the leather is stretched adequately.
|Leather Installation - in process.|
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