The leather is glued together using a former to hold it in place around the handle. Then the leather can be cut to shape, finish applied and any additional features added.

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Paul starts with shaping the wooden aspect of the fly swat as well as laminating the handle. Then the shape is refined with the chisel, spokeshave, rasp and scraper.

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A fly swat is a very handy thing to have around, but you don’t have to have an ugly, cheap piece of plastic around the house. Paul shows his design for an elegant fly swat that is simple to make.

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