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Modern Leatherwork for Makers by Tim Deagan

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I’ve always loved making things. Some of the earliest things I remember getting excited about were the craft activities at the summer camps of my childhood. Of all those crafts, the one that I never stopped pursuing was leatherwork. There’s something enticing about the sensory experience of leather. The look, smell, and feel are unique and appealing in a way that always makes me want to touch and handle leather items I encounter. Making my own objects out of leather is even more satisfying. It can be cut, shaped, molded, stamped, sewn, riveted, dyed, painted, carved, and tooled. Even simple objects made of leather seem to have ...

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