Leather tooling and carving dates back to one of the oldest crafts of man—that of working with leather—and has grown to be one of the most practical and interesting avocations in the handicraft field. The purpose of this book on leather tooling and carving is to provide the basic information about leathers and tools, and to offer complete and detailed instructions for each of the projects. A great book for both the beginner and the seasoned leatherworker alike, this fascinating handbook is a great addition to any collection of antique crafting literature. Chapters included herein are: 'The Various types of Leathers', 'Tools and Equipment', 'Cutting the Leather', 'Preparing the Leather', 'Transferring the Design', 'Tooling and Carving', 'Cutting the Edge Lacing', 'Lacing the Edges', 'Fastening Methods', et cetera. We are proud to republish this text now complete with a new introduction to leatherworking.