Here is a third one I made for myself. Forgot to take photos of the second but it turned out much better than the first. The first is now in an ever growing pile of “what not to do”. Beveled and slicked the thumb hole which made it look much better imo. The two pockets are 3oz veg-tan and the middle piece is a 6oz pre-dyed veg-tan. Used Fiebings pro dye for the pockets and tan kote on both sides of every piece and edge kote. Keeping the chisel vertical definitely made it easier to line things up for me. Thanks again for the comments and suggestions! If you all have anymore please let me know.