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

ISBN-10: 0882908359
ISBN-13: 9780882908359
Edition: N/A
Authors: Larry J. Wells
List price: $14.99
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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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Book details

List price: $14.99
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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