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Leatherwork: A Manual of Techniques [Kindle Edition]

Geoffrey West
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Leather is a strong and versatile material, which is highly suitable for handicrafts. Anyone can learn the techniques of leatherworking, and with some basic tools and a little patience can produce articles that are both aesthetically pleasing and practical. Topics covered: Advice on selection of tools and different types of leather; Step-by-step instruction on the techniques of cutting, bevelling, burnishing, hand-stitching, carving, stamping and thronging; Tips on how to avoid common pitfalls; A range of interesting projects; Explanatory line-drawings and photographs throughout.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7838 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Crowood (18 Oct. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0071CQVV2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #176,228 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Freelance journalist/writer, living in Surrey, England, educated at Dulwich College. Journalism encompasses building and DIY, crafts, and is now predominantly travel writing. Author of five nonfiction titles (Crowood Press), and two fiction titles, which are crime thrillers in the JACK LOCKWOOD MYSTERY SERIES, published with Kindle Direct Publishing ('Rock'n'Roll Suicide' and 'Doppelganger'). Shortlisted for a previous novel ('Deadly Contact') in the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger competition. Writes two regular blogs, one of which hosts short stories, and entitled THE JACK LOCKWOOD DIARIES, featuring the protagonist in his novels. www.geoffreydavidwest.com

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Leather craft 20 Mar. 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Useful manual of techiques for beginners on a subject which is dying out. Advice given on selection of tools, how to avoid common pitfalls & a range of projects to try - worthwhile investment for the hobbyist.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Leatherwork 4 April 2011
Format:Paperback
My husband has been carving, making wooden rocking horses for many years and wanted to expand into creating leather accessories instead of buying them. He needed a book setting our clearly materials and tools needed along with clear advice on how to use them. This book, at a very fair price, does that. It opens flat at the page he needs and the print and illustrations are good.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect! 4 Dec. 2011
By Ben
Format:Paperback
Has everything needed, Perfect, Good quality, Clear instructions, Also brought some tools to go with this, and I will get cracking! Would recommend to others if there interested!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book 15 July 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Very useful book, lots of detail, and pictures, ideal for novice like me, or even for professional reference.
Worth a look.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is good for beginners. It gives you the rundown of the tools and basic techniques, but there's nothing really stand out about this book. The projects contained are alright. Overall, it's not bad.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LEATHERWORK 21 Nov. 2012
By DUDE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
VERY HELPFULL BOOK I SUGGEST A MUST FOR THE BEGGINER TRYING THEIR HAND AT LEATHERWORK FOR THE FIRST TIME.YOU WILL FIND IT HELPFULL.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Informative 18 Feb. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The information is well presented and illustrated in a logical straight forward manner and I cannot fault the book so it gets 5 stars.

My mistake was in getting the kindle edition for my iPad. It is not in my opinion as accessible or convenient as a paper book when working and the iPad is in constant danger of being knocked off the bench or otherwise damaged.

I love e books for general reading but won't buy any more instruction manual type books electronically in future.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hobbies with Leather 26 Feb. 2013
By Ted
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Great imformation for the beginner. Plenty of pictures and easy to follow advice. It even has a couple of projects to try.
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