Having completed the rolling pin for a few days, I’ve had the chance to show the finished item to a few people. I myself have come to the conclusion, but also with responses from others that the ‘strap’ is not right or doesn’t fit in. The idea of this was to get my leather work into the piece but there was no real reason for it apart from being a design feature. I therefore feel that having tried these bits, they can now be removed from the finished piece. Responses were that they didn’t fit or that it had the feeling that it was a bondage rolling pin and why does it need the leather work…. It’s a good few points that I have had chance to contemplate and I am going to change.