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Modern Leatherwork for Makers by Tim Deagan

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4 3D Printing Leatherworking Tools

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During the long history of leatherworking, stretching well back into prehistory, the construction of tools for crafting leather has taken many forms. Leatherworkers have used wood, boar bristles, nails, and other materials found close at hand to mold, cut, stamp, and pierce tanned animal hides. The explosion of leatherworking tools in the 20th century expanded ease of use, but the fundamental capabilities would remain basically familiar to a medieval leatherworker.

Using 3D printing techniques to construct leatherworking tools is an obvious extension of the practice of adapting familiar materials and tools ...

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