« Survival Bracelet With Paracord – # 1 Survival & Tactical Gear For Camping, Hiking, Hunting. Includes Emergency Whistle and Lifetime Warranty! DSS 30″ Premium Fiberglass Target Practice Arrows with Screw-In Tips (6 Pack) » 3 thoughts on “The Art and Craft of Leather: Leatherworking tools and techniques explained in detail” 43 of 44 people found the following review helpful Great addition to any crafters library…, April 15, 2008 By Vray “Oldies Guru” (Spotswood NJ) – This review is from: The Art and Craft of Leather: Leatherworking tools and techniques explained in detail (Hardcover) Very good leather working book that gives a superior introduction to the art of leather craft, including insight to old world crafting. I gave it four stars because it is more geared to the intermediate and professional crafter who has an understanding of leather, dyes, tools and machinery used. Also, the projects, though well photographed and explained, might be a bit too overwhelming for the beginner. These are less practice projects as much as they are functional and art pieces. The tools used are professional, not to be confused with the low cost hobbyist tools one can order from Tandy or other craft stores. The machinery pictured can run into the hundreds and thousands of dollars, not something that you would invest in if you intend to make leathercraft a casual pursuit. Even the dyes, adhesives, wax, and paint introduction are important parts in the production of an aesthetic leather project. I would have liked the authors to delve into more areas, especially old world techniques, but this book does whet one’s appetite to pursue the craft deeper. The only major criticism I had was in the author’s statement on page 42, where she states that steel hammers are used for stamping. In the illustrations you see a ballpeen hammer (!) being used ! That’s a half star deduction right there.Rawhide mallets, preferably Osborne, are the best in my opinion. Overall, the book would be a welcome addition to the leathercrafters library.Leathercraft ToolsLeathercraft an Early Craft Book (An Early craft book)Leathercraft Lacing and Saddle Stitching. Book Three.Leathercraft For AmateursHome Tanning and Leathercraft Simplified107 leathercraft designs in actual sizeGeneral LeathercraftLeather BraidingLeathercraft, you can wear: A complete basic course in leathercraft and 36 projects you can wear with step-by-step instructionsThe Art of Making Leather Cases, Vol. 1 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (5) Reply 13 of 13 people found the following review helpful Great intro to the history & small projects with leather., February 7, 2010 By M. Stevens “Mark S.” (Columbia, SC) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: The Art and Craft of Leather: Leatherworking tools and techniques explained in detail (Hardcover) I recently was given an old set of leather working tools and became enamored with small projects. Everything local is very oriented towards Tandy Products and I was looking for something different. This is written by 2 women from Spain and the book has a very Moorish / North African feel. It is a very practical short history of leather, then a god overview of techniques, and then some intorductory projects including weaving, carving, painting and tooling of different leathers. There also is a section with pictures of Modern & old Leather Art. Much more than a coffee-table book! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 11 of 12 people found the following review helpful Very Interesting Content, November 22, 2008 By Suzi Sheward “Redrider” (Sisters, OR USA) – This review is from: The Art and Craft of Leather: Leatherworking tools and techniques explained in detail (Hardcover) This book wasn’t exactly what I expected it would be. It is more of a history of the development of the uses of leather which I found really interesting. It lists many leatherworking techniques, the tools used and shows how to use the techniques…some of which I wasn’t aware. If you love working with leather this is a good book for you! 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.