How To: Lace a Cuff
I've gotten this question more than once so I wanted to document the process on my site. This is what works for me and hopefully it helps you as well.
Step #1) First things first, unpack your new cuff and look at it in it's glory. All jokes aside pay attention to the way I have laced it. This is the most effective pattern I have found working front to back.
Step #2) Now that you've noted how the lace was installed, pull it off and wet it. The wet lace will pull tighter than it dry, and it with shrink slightly as it drys to 'lock' on the cuff.
Step #3) Re lace the cuff, loosely, with the wet lace. I aim to get about the same amount of extra on either side.
Step #4) Slide it onto the stock and locate where you would like it to sit. Snug up laces by hand starting at the front.
Step #5) Continue to tighten by hand, leaving the rear 3 laces with slight excess.
Step #6) Pull the lace ends back under the last 2-3 loops. After tightening and drying these will 'lock' into place and you can trim the extra to your desired length.
Step # 7) Take a pair of pliers, my preferred is needle nosed, and really get the laces tight.
Step # 8) Enjoy your new cuff! That wasn't so bad was it?