Basic Leathercrafting All the Skills and Tools You Need to by William Hollis et al.

By William Hollis et al.

Step by step directions and images illustrate simple leathercrafting recommendations: opting for leather-based, stamping and adorning, sewing and lacing, and completing. initiatives in either conventional and modern styles
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Use a craft knife to score a shallow line in the center of the two halves. 8. Line up the scored line with a table edge and push down on the part that extends over the table to break it. BURNISHING CLOTH Burnishing the edge of a belt or other project evens out the edge wax, makes two joined pieces of leather look like one, and imparts a warm glow to the leather. One of the best burnishing fabrics is ballistic nylon, a large-weave, shiny, smooth fabric. A good substitute is sports nylon, such as a piece of an old gym bag or an outdoor banner.

Rivets provide a strong, permanent hold and can serve a decorative function as well. Both are applied using similar tools in much the same manner. SNAPS A snap-setting kit is made up of four-part snaps, a specially sized setter, and a concave anvil. Snaps come in four parts: a top cap and a bottom female socket, and a rear post and a bottom male socket. Heavy-duty snaps made for 8- to 10-ounce leather are called Line 24 snaps. The setter must be sized to match the size of snap you are using. The anvil is concave to prevent the curved cap from being dented during the application process.

When water is added, it becomes a gel. It's the ideal product to help waterproof the flesh side of any unlined leather project. Available at leathercraft supply stores as well as bakery supply stores (it's also used to make cake decorations). 42 EDGE WAX Using edge wax to seal the raw edges of belts and other projects is a mark of professionalism. While you can use straight beeswax, many professional leatherworkers use a blend of beeswax and paraffin. It's easy to make and a batch will last for years.

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