Now you need to mark up the 1.5″ wide gap on the back of the leather strips. This will guide you in marking the holes in the wood, and shouldn’t be visible when the final screen is made.

Then you need to position the leather, face-down, on top of the mats, also face down — so the mats will have the sticky-pad side down (from where you removed the non-slip feet) and the leather will be face-sown on top of them.

This means that, when you drill the holes, you can put the leather under the board and it will all be the right way around!

Mark the holes, lining the leather up with the line you’ve drawn, and try to put a small dent in the wood with the pen as you mark the hole positions, to help guide the drill.

Drill the holes and screw on the leather, and you’ve half a hinge made.

Mark up the positions of the holes on the next piece — aligning it with the lines you drew — and drill them out. screw the leather on, and the hinge is complete.

When screwing the leather on, I recommend using threadlock in the screws, so they don’t work themselves loose over time.

Repeat the process to add a second hinge & third panel, and make sure it sill closes.

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