I had a really neat jacket for years and years...I only just started studding it, then it was stolen. So, I recently bought a new one and I am starting over. The leather on my old one was crappy (like everything from Wilson's), but soft - it was WELL worn it. The only way I could find to do it was to rip the liner open and sew it back together when I was done, so the prongs wouldn't catch on my hair, clothes, etc. I've talked to a few people and they had all stuck the prongs right through the liner, creating the mess I didn't want to deal with.
So, looking for tips online tonight (due to a lack of people I know who have put studs on their coats), I found this tool
. Now, I have the kind with the wheely-thing that makes the round holes (like a paper hole puncher - and it is a pain in the arse to work with, for me anyway... I was thinking that the 'stud setting tool' that I found earlier might work better. A customer review on the website that has the thing said that the blades bent when they were using it. My jacket is newer made of tough leather, so I am afraid that if I get this thing it might not work. I don't want to use a razorblade, either, because the slits end up too big and I kind of cut my finger wide open last time I tried to do that... :-P
So, in short...anyone have any tips? Because there is a serious lack of them out there. Not just in a punk sence, either. I'm talking general cowboy stuff as well. Weird.