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    Makin' Leather : A Manual of Primitive and Modern Leather Skills

    ISBN-10: 0882908359
    ISBN-13: 9780882908359
    Author(s): Larry J. Wells
    Description: Makin' Leather is the bible of leather working. It details how to buy or make leather; what kind, size, and weight of leather necessary for any project; and how to cut, punch, and stitch leather. This guide even describes primitive methods using  More...
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    Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/C F I Distribution
    Binding: Perfect 
    Pages: 124
    Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
    Weight: 0.440
    Language: English

    Makin' Leather is the bible of leather working. It details how to buy or make leather; what kind, size, and weight of leather necessary for any project; and how to cut, punch, and stitch leather. This guide even describes primitive methods using handmade tools. The patterns, photos, detailed drawings, and simple, concise instructions are easy for any novice to follow, and a great reference for the more advanced leatherworker. If you have ever considered doing leatherwork, Makin' Leather is a must - no leather hobbyist should be without it!

    Introductionp. 7
    Leather Basics
    Leather Termsp. 9
    Leather Splitsp. 11
    Types of Leatherp. 12
    Weights and Sizes of Leatherp. 13
    Measuring Leather for Patternsp. 14
    Making Leather
    Hides and Their Tannabilityp. 15
    Skinningp. 16
    Hanging by the Headp. 16
    Skinning Large Animalsp. 18
    Skinning Small Animalsp. 19
    Tanning Tools and Hide Preparationp. 21
    Primitive Toolsp. 21
    Modern Toolsp. 25
    Tanning Processp. 29
    Primitive Tanningp. 29
    Modern Tanningp. 36
    Tanning the Hidep. 39
    Making Rawhide
    Rawhide Processp. 45
    Plain Rawhidep. 45
    Oiled Rawhidep. 46
    Whitening and Softening Rawhidep. 46
    Sizing and Varnishing Rawhidep. 46
    Leather Working
    Toolsp. 47
    Measuring and Cutting Toolsp. 47
    Hammers and Punchesp. 48
    Stitching Toolsp. 49
    Miscellaneous Toolsp. 50
    Miscellaneous Suppliesp. 50
    Hardwarep. 51
    Leather-Working Techniquesp. 51
    Cuttingp. 51
    Shaping Leather and Rawhidep. 52
    Sewing and Stitchesp. 53
    Other Fastenersp. 54
    Beadwork, Quillwork, Bells, and Fringep. 55
    Leather Makings
    Clothingp. 63
    Hatsp. 75
    Footwearp. 78
    Baby Carriersp. 82
    Water Carriersp. 88
    Dishesp. 90
    Beddingp. 90
    Carry Bagsp. 93
    Sheathsp. 103
    Coversp. 111
    Rawhidep. 112
    Furniturep. 117
    Miscellaneousp. 119
    Supply Sourcesp. 122
    Indexp. 123
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