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Three-fold notecase

Following on from the previous page, as a first exercise in wallet making, here is a simple example of a three-fold notecase.

The top piece, the back, is 9 ³/8" x 4 ¼" and is cut from 3 - 4 oz tooling leather, and an identically-sized piece is cut from 1 oz lining leather. The middle part, the three-fold pocket, is cut twice, one for the right and one for the left, using 2 oz lining leather. The bottom strip, 9 ¼" x  9/16", also cut from 2 oz lining leather, is for folding over the top edge of the back.

All tooling, dyeing and finishing takes place before assembly, and you will need adhesive, sandpaper, dividers, ³/32" multi-prong chisel, ³/32" single-prong chisel and about 7 yards of ³/32" leather thonging for the double-loop stitch which will finish the edge.

notecase section

notecase section

notecase section

notecase section

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Fig. 1, apply adhesive to the back side of lining and the flesh-side of the note-case back, stick lining to back and trim lining if it needs it. Fig. 2, rub around the edge of the lining with the sandpaper. Fig. 3, apply adhesive to the sanded edge of the lining and to the outside edges on the flesh-side of the top strip. Stick the top into place on the top edge of the lining to form the back assembly. Fig 4, apply adhesive along the back edges of the pockets as can be seen in the top picture. Fold the pockets over and stick the glued areas where they touch in the illustration in the bottom left and top right corners.

notecase section

notecase section

notecase section

notecase section

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Fig. 5, stick pockets into place on the lower corners of the back assembly as indicated. Fig. 6, apply adhesive to the back side of the bottom tab on the inside piece. Fig. 7, insert both ends of the inside piece into the pockets and stick the bottom tab of the inside piece to the back assembly. Fig. 8, on the outside of the back scribe a light guide line, using the dividers, ¹/8" from the edge and all the way around.

Further illustrations and instructions are continued on page 55, overleaf.


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