I prepared the project for stitching after sanding my edges with a drum sander. I then placed a groove around the perimeter the thickness of my project.
I used my modified Tandy chisel to make my holes. I then used a 4 cord black wax thread for this project.
Since both of my stitching ponies are out of commission, I used my modified desk stitching pony......a couple of weight bags and the edge of my block.
After sewing I worked on my edges and finished with a finish product.