Leather Tooling and Carving

Author: Chris Harold Groneman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486230610

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 111

View: 4211

This book by a well-known handicrafts instructor will teach you the fine art of leather tooling and carving so that you will now be able to make the handsomely crafted leather of handbags, belts, watchbands, and billfolds you have often admired. You will find that custom-crafted leather items are not only easier to make than you may have expected but also offer quite an enjoyable hobby. Many books deal with leatherwork in general but this book is one of the few that concentrate on tooling and carving. The author first introduces the various types of leather and tools, giving complete information on how to identify the superior sections of a hide and how to decide on which kind of leather is best for your purpose: kidskin for gloves, steerhide for billfolds, etc. Twenty-six different leather tools are depicted along with an illustration of the impressions the different kinds of stamping tools make. After this necessary background, the author covers the basic processes of leather crafting from start to finish: cutting and preparing the leather, transferring the design, tooling, carving, lacing, cleaning, dyeing, and finishing. This section is profusely illustrated with line drawings and photographs to make each step easy to master. You are now ready to begin the special projects, for which complete instructions and patterns are provided: bookmarks, key cases, coin purses, watchbands, billfolds, belts, shaving kits, camera bags, handbags, and cowboy accessories are just a few of the things you will be able to make. Hand-tooled leather items are quite expensive on the market, but you will find yourself with substantial savings when you make them yourself. What is more important, however, is that leather tooling and carving is an enjoyable craft that anyone can become adept at ? and this book will provide you with all you need to do just that.

Overcoming George

Author: Karl Schulz

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434303926

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 9987

There are many twists and turns in Level Two as the children''s backgrounds begin to emerge. A new professor joins the staff. Everything you wanted to know about Catholicism as a child but were never allowed to ask, is told.

Louis Braille: The Boy Who Invented the Alphabet for the Blind

Educational Version

Author: Calista Plummer

Publisher: Learning Island


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 30

View: 7547

In 1809, Simon-Rene and Monique Braille lived in a small town in France. The town of Coupvray was 25 miles (40 km) outside Paris. Life was good for the family. Simon worked as a harness maker and leatherer. He made many items out of leather, including harnesses and saddles for horses, leather slippers and shoes, and leather satchels. Simon was well known in the town, and his work supported his wife and three children, two girls and a boy. On January 4, 1809, the new year brought the family a new baby boy. They named him Louis. Find out how Louis Braille lost his sight, and how he invented an alphabet that helped all blind children to read in this fun 15-minute biography. Ages 8 and up. Educational Versions have CCSS Activities. LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.


Author: Piers Paul Read

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442150564


Page: 334

View: 6337


Nähen, Flechten, Bearbeiten

Author: Michael Gärtner

Publisher: HEEL Verlag

ISBN: 3958435416

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 6777

Lederarbeiten ist eine praktische Einführung in das Lederhandwerk. Mit wenig Aufwand und einfachen Mitteln können bereits tolle Armbänder, Geldbeutel, Handytaschen und andere Lederobjekte am heimischen Küchentisch hergestellt werden. Das Buch enthält 20 Projekte - vom Schlüsselanhänger bis zur großen Umhängetasche - und mehrere verschiedene Lederflechtanleitungen und Knoten. Sie werden geeignetes Werkzeug, die grundlegenden Elemente des Klebens und Polierens, die Sattlernaht und vieles mehr kennenlernen. Vor allem geht es um die Freude, etwas aus natürlichen Materialien zu erschaffen und durch eigene haltbare Produkte ein Zeichen gegen die Wegwerfgesellschaft setzen zu können. Nicht zuletzt geht es auch um den Respekt für eine alte Handwerkstradition, die in jedem, der sich mit Lederarbeiten beschäftigt, weiterlebt.


Geschichte, Techniken, Projekte

Author: Josephine Barbe,Frank-Michael Arndt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783258070728


Page: 173

View: 3540

Hitched horsehair

the complete guide for self learning

Author: Shoni Maulding

Publisher: River Pub

ISBN: 9780965962469

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 188

View: 8613

The Beginner's Handbook of Woodcarving

With Project Patterns for Line Carving, Relief Carving, Carving in the Round, and Bird Carving

Author: Charles Beiderman,William Johnston

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486131262

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 5996

In this wonderful resource for both novice and veteran carvers, two masters of the craft present detailed instructions and illustrations on how to confidently carve animals, flowers, figures, and more.

Masks and Rituals

SohKiDo Pathways III and IV of the Seven Pathways of Transpersonal Creativity

Author: Dr. Sky

Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group

ISBN: 1626520976

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 174

View: 3432

The third volume in Dr. Sky’s inspiring five-part SohKiDo® series, Pathways III and IV: Masks and Rituals focuses on two powerful tools for use in therapeutic healing and self-discovery. SohKiDo, a Japanese hybrid word created by Dr. Sky, essentially means “the way of Transpersonal creativity.” This book explains the third and fourth of its seven pathways. Using masks and rituals as therapy can be extremely effective as an alternative to more traditional and clinical methods. Using a myriad of discoveries from Dr. Sky’s own creative and spiritual journey—including centuries-old Japanese Noh Theater techniques and Finnish lamenting traditions—Pathways III and IV: Masks and Rituals will inspire you to access the healing power available to us all through SohKiDo and its unique and life-changing insights into spirituality and the self.

The Man's Book

The Indispensable Guide for the Modern Man

Author: Thomas Fink

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780222564

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 1348

The definitive handbook of men's customs, habits and pursuits. How to be the sexy, knowledgeable, confident, poker-playing, roast-carving, whiskey-drinking man you know you can be. And how to have fun being him. The authoritative guide to being a man in the 21st century is here, at last. * Ever wondered which is the right way to walk with an umbrella? * Ever questioned just exactly what differentiates different types of beer or where all the single malt whiskies come from? * Ever wanted to work out without actually having to go to the gym and fancied doing it James Bond style? * Ever considered how a batiste shirt differs from a broadcloth one? If you have, you're in luck. The answers to every question you have ever needed to ask are within these pages, from how to strut your stuff on the dance floor to how to cook a decent chilli. Designed to help you out of any awkward situation, this book gives you any number of tips and hints for witty repartee down the pub, including why it's better to have an older mistress and the 85 ways to tie a tie. All this and so much more is explained in a systematic and intelligent way, with facts and figures, diagrams and tables. This indispensable guide for all men's rituals and practical habits belongs in every man's back pocket.

Buckeye Cookery and Practical Housekeeping

Author: Estelle Woods Wilcox

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1557095159

Category: Cooking

Page: 464

View: 438

Originally published in 1877, this facsimile of Ohio's premiere cookbook from the 19th century covers all aspects of cooking and housekeeping, from breadmaking and canning to curing meats, management of help and medical advice.

Haven's Key

Author: Tia Austin

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481751123

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

View: 5066

From the moment Ovard woke him early in the morning, Jair knew that the time had come at last for them to run. Things were getting darker, most noticeably the sky itself. The time had come, and the prophecies foretold in Ovard’s books were coming to pass..... Brace knew nothing about any prophecies, and he hardly paid attention to the sky. He was, after all, usually out at night, when no one would notice him sneaking around. But the years he’d spent as a thief had made him careless. He’d been seen - caught in the act - and now he had to make a run for it. His plan was simple. Get out, and get out now! Little did Brace suspect that there was another plan at work, one that would involve him, in one of the greatest endeavors in the whole history of Dunya. The question he would need to ask himself now was, did he believe in any of it? Or did he even care?