I have a few basic leather working tools, but have been wanting an edger to clean up the look of my projects. I looked through one of the downloadable books from here, "Bush Leatherwork" by Ron Edwards. In one chapter he talks about making some of your own tools and give how to pics. I used a stainless welding rod, hammer, hack saw, triangle file, triangle piece of wood, and sandpaper (400, 800, 2000 grits). I used sandpaper over the wood to polish the inside of the tool. I was amazed how sharp it turned out. It glides thought the leather. I found a piece of spalted maple for the handle. I actually made two. The first one looks a little ruff but works the same. I'm going to see if my brother needs it. It took me about 45 minutes to make. I also made a diamond shaped awl. You can see some of the diamond holes in the second pic but it needs some more work. Any other ideas or tips, let me know.