I had been looking for a strap and just couldn't bring myself to pay shipping on a length of leather. So using instructions posted here on MC by BRAD WEISS then modifying it to my taste I made my own. Really happy with the outcome. So thanks to Brad and his craftiness I have a Mandolin strap that cost me 45 mins. of my time and .10 cents for 72" leather boot lace from a garage sale.