MATERIALS AND TOOLS LIST: How to make simple sandals

Tools

– stitching awl – preferably Osborne haft with speedy stitcher needle, www.springfieldleather.com (SL)

– oblong punches – 3/8” for thong, ½” for strap

– harness needles for stitching straps to soling

– 1/4” round punch for toe strap

– 1/8” Osborne thonging chisel (SL)

– 1” Osborne cutting pad or novolene chopping block, (SL), or end-cut wood cutting board

–  leather scissors

– maul

– silver gel pen

– beveling tool

– small-head hammer if nailing soles together

– wing dividers

– utility knife or other

– skiver (safety beveler)

– safety glass or marble to skive on

– rotary punch

– mini anvil

– rotary cutter, ruler and cutting pad and/or strap cutter, optional

– 4” piece of ½” steel rod w/ flat ends for setting and flattening rivets

– belt sander

– buffing wheel

Materials

– strap material, 5-7-ounce latigo or vegetable-tanned leather

– ½” buckles if needed- small rivets if needed

– Ecoweld water-based contact  cement

– topsoles – usually 7-8 or 9-10 ounce vegetable-tanned leather

– midsoles – usually 7-8 ounce vegetable-tanned leather

– bottom soles – 9-10 ounce vegetable-tanned leather, natural rubber or other

– clinching nails if you are nailing soles together

– stitching awl thread

– beeswax or other edge sealer