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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    You could file the business end of the nail to a triangle shape. I believe a triangle can be used to sew waterproof (or water resistant) seams in leather. Am I correct on that YCC?
    Not YCC but,
    My understanding is that the triangle will pull closed when the sinew or thread is pulled tight.

    I still like my 6" triangle needles, they seem to punch thru heavy leather better than round (sharp edges?).
    The extra length gives you some thing to push with and pull thru the other side.
    I also like using pig skin glove on my sewing hand, better grip.
    An awl is also helpful to start the hole, also have a triangle style, but it gets big fast, so don't use it much.

    Might want to look for a net makers needle, pretty big, useful for lacing, and para cord.

    It has a curved flattened point, useful for starting a hole in a weave.
    I'll see if my new camera with show the detail, some pic's

    I really like the flattened nail needle idea, though as it's some thing that can be fabricated as needed.
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    I used to make bone sewing needles for my great grandmother. She used them for needle point, beading and quilting. She liked them because they were easier for her to hold onto.
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    These are the ones I like using:

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    Default Safety pin? Normal pin?

    Hey, umm...

    Is it possible to maybe use a safety pin or a normal pin(ones w/ a colored ball at the end opposite of the sarp point)? And R there other ways to make a hole? I mean, I have no Idea how to drill a hole that small...

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    Drill a hole in a safety pin?...or stick pin?
    I would guess there are ways, but not a DIY that I know of.

    Traditional methods are punch a hole with an awl...thread cordage thru with a piece of bone...with a hole.
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    Hello Iím new and can not see the pictures 😭

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    Hello Iím trying to access the pictures posted for this and I canít get to them

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    What browser are you using? You can't access them, there is no link but you should be able to see them.

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    I was using Chrome earlier and could not see them. I changed to Edge and can see them fine. Not sure why Chrome wasn't showing them.
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