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Practical Leatherwork: Cutting, Sewing, Finishing, and Repair

Carsten Bothe

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Leather is a strong and versatile material, and indispensable when you're working, hunting, or exploring outdoors. Hunter and outdoor professional Carsten Bothe offers the ultimate beginner's guide for this useful hobby. These photo-rich, step-by-step instructions prove that anyone can learn the techniques of cutting, sewing, and finishing to make, or repair, your essential leather items. You'll learn how to make a seam, to wet-form, to apply button studs and rivets, and everything else needed to master the basics. Five useful projects—good-looking, and able to be put to practical use—help you put what you've learned into practice: make your own belt, dog leash, belt bag, knife sheath, and leather holster. Whether you are a hunter, reenactor, knifemaker, scout, horseback rider, or bushcraft fan, or you use leather in other ways, here is your guide to a new skill.

Size: 7 1/2" x 9" | 235 color images | 112 pp
ISBN13: 9780764357442

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Carsten Bothe is an outdoor professional, a hunter, and a certified biologist, who lives and works as a freelance journalist in Lower Saxony, Germany.