Stitching Oar Leathers

August 29, 2013

From the placement of oar leathers on the shaft, to the stitching technique, to attaching the button, see the entire process of dressing your oars for a life on the water.

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11 Responses So Far to “Stitching Oar Leathers”:

  1. Perigrine Barone says:

    Good video, watched a few times, took notes & installed leathers on oars for a John Welsford Balance Lug plywood dinghy in Australia, pleased with result

  2. Clint Chase says:

    Nice, Sam is a pro!

  3. Dennis Cartwright says:

    Great video. Keep the contact cement to a minimum or not at all unless you’re a pro.I had trouble getting the leather stretched because I used too much cement. Fingerless gloves are also a big help, just like on the video. Pretty clumsy with fingers on gloves.

  4. Dwight Jacobson says:

    It would have been nice if the guy slowed down a bit to illuminate the process instead of basically demonstrating his mastery of the technique. If I had to duplicate the process based on what was offered I would be hard pressed without a few more viewings.

  5. Vance Scott says:

    Lovely work.
    To see the artistry of these tradesman in your videos is a pleasure and an education.

  6. Tom Burns says:

    How about adding a video covering the other alternative – applying the leather to the oar lock?

  7. Dan Schafer says:

    Very nice video… covered it all well!

  8. Chad Brown says:

    Wow, when I installed leathers on a set of oars a few years back for our little Puffin dinghy, they sure did not come out like that!

  9. Patrick Walker says:

    There is as much information in the silent sections watching him work as there is from the lecture. Lots of little movements with the needle that warrant review and replication. This was fascinating. – pjw

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