Get clean and consistent edges quickly and easily with the EZ Edge Strap Edger. This benchtop tool comes with two #2 blades with six cutting edges. Once the cutting edge dulls, just turn the blade to the next edge and you have a sharp, new blade.
Learn how to carve a Celtic knot onto leather using just a few basic stamping tools. Chuck shows how to case the leather, transfer the pattern, cut in lines, bevel, and background. Celtic knots are a beautiful and easy non-traditional pattern to tool if you’re looking for something different or just starting out!
Choosing the right cut of leather can seem overwhelming. In this video, we hope to clear up some of the confusion and answer some questions we’ve gotten recently. Chuck explains how a leather hide gets cut into smaller sections like sides, backs, bends, shoulders, and bellies and why you may choose one over the other depending on your project.
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In today’s video, Chuck shows how to make a simple leather dog collar and lead using 7/8 oz. leather. You can use these same basic steps to create a more intricate set or add personalization with stamping and tooling. You can even add some spots or spikes for an edgier look. If you’re wanting to make a more heavy-duty collar for a larger dog, you can use a heavier weight leather or add a liner. We would also recommend using Chicago screws or tubular rivets for larger collars as this will give the collar added strength.
Chuck shows how deglazer works to strip off topcoat from an older project that may need to be re-dyed or spruced up! Deglazer can also be used for cleaning natural veg tan if there is a glaze or anything on it from the tannery.