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Workshop Mastery with Jimmy DiResta by John Baichtal, Jimmy DiResta

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Chapter 6. Working with Leather

Along with wood, leather represents one of humanity’s earliest building materials. I’ve done a lot of work with leather, whether making sheaths and cases for my various tools, making an embossed wallet, or even sewing a pair of leather pants, seen in Figure 6-1.

In this chapter I’ll share a selection of some of my favorite leather-working tools as well as a pair of projects: a knife sheath and a backpack.

Figure 6-1. I reinforced a pair of jeans with leather

Leather Tools and Materials

Leather has a unique set of tools to cut, shape, and emboss it. These are tools I use the most when working with leather.

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