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Leather is a strong and versatile material, which is highly suitable for handicrafts. Anyone can learn the techniques of leatherworking, and with some basic tools and a little patience can produce articles that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. Topics covered: Advice on selection of tools and different types of leather; Step-by-step instruction on the techniques of cutting, bevelling, burnishing, hand-stitching, carving, stamping and thronging; Tips on how to avoid common pitfalls; A range of interesting projects; Explanatory line-drawings and photographs throughout.A Manual of Techniques Geoffrey West. Safety when cutting Press downwards ... Never rush:the heavierpressure required to effecta cut in thick leatherexacerbates the potential danger to the leatherworker. THE SCRATCH AWL When cutting aanbsp;...

Author: Geoffrey West
Publisher:Crowood - 2011-10-18

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