Do not be discouraged if your first attempts at raised nosebands leave something to be desired. This is an advanced technique that requires a lot of precision and patience. Thankfully, it does get easier with practice!
Note to novice tackmakers--This is by far the most complicated Tack Tip I've written to date and it assumes the reader is knowledgeable about the basics of tack making. Please refer back to earlier Tack Tip postings for more detailed information about finding and using supplies, punching holes, cutting slots, and making tongue buckles.