« WordBrain Revell 1:48 P – 40B Tiger Shark » 3 thoughts on “Tandy Leather Factory Basic Leather Craft Set 55501-00” 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful Great Kit!, October 30, 2014 By Greg White – This review is from: Tandy Leather Factory Basic Leather Craft Set 55501-00 (Office Product) I taught for over 30 years, many of them leather craft units. We often had students buy this starter kit with the 8 basic tools and starter projects…and often had their fathers (and a mother or two) who became leather crafters due to this kit. If you have an interest in leather work, this is a great kit. It sold for $16 in 1973! Take the tools now in it, price them, and you should find that the total package is priced much less than if buying each component. I assume Tandy still sells the same quality they did way back when….they must, they are still in business. Happy tooling. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful It’s just okay…, January 26, 2015 By Jaime B. “Phoenixrebel” (Columbia, KY United States) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Tandy Leather Factory Basic Leather Craft Set 55501-00 (Office Product) I bought this because I’m interested in learning about leather crafting. If I would have spent about 5 minutes researching, I would not have purchased this kit. First, I paid nearly $60 for it and when I priced out the individual items, I found I could have done SO much better if I had bought them instead of this kit. Second, the box and the description both say this kit comes with 5 projects. Not so! It comes with 3 actual projects: coin purse, ID wallet, and key fob, and 2 round “practice pieces” of leather. Also, in the picture it shows a basket weave pattern on the round piece behind the round piece with a flower. You do NOT get the basket weave stamp with this kit and there are no instructions for making that weave with the tools you do receive. What you actually get with this kit is as follows:6 stamping tools- Z-V407, Z-B701, Z-P217, Z-A104, Z-S706, and Z-C431a wooden malleta swivel knife, leather strop, and jeweler’s roguea spongea 4.4 ounce bottle of Eco Flo Super Shenea small roll of tracing filmkit for ID walletkit for key fobkit for coin purse2 practice pieces of leatherand some instructions It seems like there should be more for $60 (considering there are stamping packs of 20 stamps for less than $20 all over Amazon), BUT this is a good start. The instructions are pretty clear, the projects are ready to be put together, and they’re easy to do. There is something to be said for being able to open the box and have a finished project in less than an hour and that is why I gave it 3 stars. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 2 of 2 people found the following review helpful Great for Beginnings, October 26, 2014 By Jamie L – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Tandy Leather Factory Basic Leather Craft Set 55501-00 (Office Product) Bought this kit for my husband and it is a great little starter kit, especially for someone who is first trying out leather crafting. If you are looking for a beginning kit this is a great way to go. Though if you already know quite a bit about the craft I would suggest finding a bigger kit or buying more items separately. One thing my husband commented on is that there were not very many tools considering what is out there. However since he was just trying this out to see if he liked it, this was a great way to start and now he can grow his collection of tools from here. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.