You can order a piece of leather from the internet, or just find
a leather belt and cut a piece off that is about a foot long.
Glue the leather to a piece of wood.
If the leather overhangs the wood, you
just trim off the excess with a knife.
After the leather is trimmed, I like to
make the wood look a little better by rounding the end and drilling
a hole in it.
Now it is time to put some compound on
the leather. There are many kinds and grits of compound to
choose from. I like the green chrome oxide and red jewelers rouge.
I rub the compound into the leather. In
this case I have put the soft side of the belt up. I find that it
holds compound better than the hard side, but that is a matter of
If the leather does not take compound
readily, I apply a coating of oil to the leather. It will then stay