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Basic Leathercrafting All the Skills and Tools You Need to by William Hollis et al.

By William Hollis et al.

Step by step directions and pictures illustrate simple leathercrafting ideas: deciding upon leather-based, stamping and adorning, sewing and lacing, and completing. tasks in either conventional and modern styles
(Пошаговое иллюстрированное руководство по работе с кожей. Выбор кожи, тиснение и украшения, шитье нитью и шнуром, проекты в традиционных и современных стилях)

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Place the horizontal arm under your legs while sitting in a chair. Wing nuts allow you to adjust the pressure to hold various projects. LACING NEEDLE These flat needles have tiny spikes to securely hold lace in place. Keep several backups on hand in case you damage the spikes while clamping the lace into the needle. These are available through lace suppliers. LACE Don't skimp on lace quality. Buy the best you can afford. Kangaroo lace is recommended; it's 36 available in ⅛-, 3/16-, and ¼-inch widths, in black, brown, whiskey, and natural colors.

Once the basics are mastered, older unmarked tools will be easy to incorporate into your work. Most stamping tools are made of chrome-plated steel. Care must be taken to protect the chrome finish. If it is damaged, the tool is unusable. Don't store tools loosely in a bag or box where they can bang against one another. If you don't have a tool rack, space tools apart on a length of felt or other plain fabric or use a case intended for knitting or crochet needles. An inexpensive plastic tool rack protects tools and makes them easy to reach.

If you missed one, replace the film or paper, reregistering it precisely over the original, and complete the tracing. 7. To prevent the oil on your hands from damaging the leather, wash them with dishwashing liquid before making the transfer. With a clean cellulose sponge, wet both sides of the leather with clean water. 57 8. Spray a moderate amount of leather conditioner (such as Lexol) onto the grain side of the leather. 58 9. Gently rub the leather conditioner in until it disappears. Do not press hard, to avoid marking the leather.

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