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Leatherworking Tips

  • Tech Tip: Double Loop Lacing

    Tech Tip: Double Loop Lacing

    Leather lacing is a way to join very thick leather by hand. Since leather comes in a variety thicknesses, sometimes projects like saddlery, holster, bags or sheaths require a leather that is too thick for sewing machines, or too heavy to...

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  • Tech Tip: Use & Care for Edge Bevelers

    Tech Tip: Use & Care for Edge Bevelers

    Any time when you are working with stiff veg-tanned or bridle leather, edge bevelers are used to remove that hard leather corners so you can finish edge with slicker or other finishes and get professional looking results. In this tech tip we'll go over two...

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  • Adding Antique to a Leather Belt

    Adding Antique to a Leather Belt

    So your belt is tooled, stamped and dyed. Before you jump into adding Antique to your belt, make sure any dye you applied before hand is throughly dry. On a dry day, your belt could dry within 3~4 hours depends...

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  • Veiner. Beveler. Camouflage: DIY Leather Belt

    Veiner. Beveler. Camouflage: DIY Leather Belt

    Using stamping to belt blanks and strips is a fun and easy way to add pattern to a finished leather belt or bag strap. It’s also a great way to create custom designs without investing in expensive dies. With just a handful of materials and...

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  • Tech Tip: 4 Ways to Edge Finishing

    Tech Tip: 4 Ways to Edge Finishing

    Finishing your edges is what seals the deal on your project! It involves literally applying finishing agent, dye, wax or edge paint to create a barrier along your exposed seams and stop water from seeping in. There are various ways you can achieve beautiful...

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  • Tech Tip: Easy Guide on How to Stamp Leather

    Tech Tip: Easy Guide on How to Stamp Leather

    Stamping is simply using leather stamps that leaves three dimensional impression on veg tanned leather. Leather stamps can include patterns, numbers, letters and shapes in a range of sizes and styles. There is really no limit as to what you can...

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  • Tech Tip: The Ultimate Glue Guide

    Tech Tip: The Ultimate Glue Guide

    There are lots of reasons why you might want to join pieces of leather together using leather adhesive. You can glue leather for a permanent bond in place of sewing or temporarily tack pieces together while fastening hardware or sewing. They are...

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  • 5 Options for Cutting Leather

    5 Options for Cutting Leather

    There are many options available for leather cutting but knowing which one to use can be confusing. Overall knives and cutters all have their place in a crafter's toolbox and depends on what you are working on, you may simply prefer one tool...

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