Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Troy Michigan USA
Anthony, I would use the same wood as the top for the repair, gluing with epoxy. If you use epoxy...dam it with cellophane packaging tape to prevent leaks while setting. It will be easily removed after it sets, epoxy bonds well, even on the end grain. then plane /scrape/sand flush. Nice job by the way preparing the repair.
As far as the leather, deer skin works nice, but any flexible leather works good. Another thing that works good is cork (comes in a roll at Michaels) and can be spray adhesive to the wood jaws.
I bet your starting to get real excited now!
Last edited by gmercer_48083; 07-09-2018 at 09:05 AM.