Leatherworking 101: Basic Tools Part 2

18 12 2009

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On Wednesday, I did a post on some basic leatherworking tools. Today I will continue with more basic tools to get you started on you leather working career.

Getting Punchy

One important technique for crafting leather items requires punching a hole through your hide. It is useful for making holes for eyelets, grommets, rivets and screws. I have a pretty basic rotary punch. It is useful for most situations, but I have already broken one (and don’t bother to try and fix it, they are cheap enough to replace). Still, it is a good option and one that I use a lot in my normal leather working.

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