Rotary Cutter

A rotary cutter is a tool generally used by quilters to cut fabric and leather. It consists of a handle with a circular blade that rotates, thus the tool's name. Rotary cutter blades are very sharp, can be sharpened, and are available in different sizes: usually smaller blades are used to cut small curves, while larger blades are used to cut to straight lines and broad curves. Several layers of leather can be cut simultaneously with a sharp (fresh) blade, making it easier to cut out patchwork pieces of the same shape and size than with scissors.

Rotary Cutter

Stainless steel sharp is a great tool for cutting lighter weight leather. An extra-large handle is comfort. Learn important basic techniques for shearing leather with scissors because. A professional in the industry teaches how to cut leather with a rotary cutter, fixed-blade knife, and shears.

Power Mallet leather machine

The Power Mallet allows you to tool leather longer, faster, and with more ease than the traditional handheld mallet. It is a mechanical tool that takes the place of a standard tooling mallet. Leather carving tools are mounted into the Power Mallet with collets. No need to purchase new carving tools. The Mallet is connected to a Foredom LX variable speed motor that is controlled by a foot pedal. One hand applies pressure to the top of the mallet and the other hand guides the carving tool.

Leather Edege Sticker

Burnishing leather edges is a great way to make a leather project look AMAZING. If you're unfamiliar with the term, burnishing is basically polishing the rough edges of the leather. Although it’s a time-consuming technique

Leather punching Hole Maker Stitching

Burning leather to create art is satisfying and very versatile. Numerous tones and effects can be created easily! It can be done with a simple soldering iron, or with a pyrography pen which allows for more precision than a typical soldering iron. There really isn’t much can be said other than to give it a go, as most techniques are learned by trial and error. With this Piece, I created a portrait, the dark burn of the leather was especially suited to the dreadlocks, but the heat is subtle enough to also create skin tones and fine details.

Leather punching Hole Maker Stitching

A stitching awl is a tool with which holes can be punctured in a variety of materials, or existing holes can be enlarged. It is also used for sewing heavy materials, such as leather or canvas. It is a thin, tapered metal shaft, coming to a sharp point, either straight or slightly bent. These shafts are often in the form of interchangeable needles. They usually have an eye piercing at the pointed end to aid in drawing thread through holes for the purpose of manual lockstitch sewing, in which case it is also called a sewing awl.

Rotary Punch Tubes

A leather punch is a hole punch specifically for making holes in leather. The working tip of the punch is a hollow steel cylinder with a sharp circular knife-like edge. The leather piece is placed on a hard surface, which may be a part of the toolset, and the punch is forced through it, cutting out a small circular piece which is discarded. The punch may be a simple metal tool struck with a hammer; or several such punches may be mounted on a rotary turret on a pliers-like tool with an anvil, with the desired size selected by rotating the turret.

Adjustable Outside Edge Creaser Leather Craft Tools

Creasing is decorative line applied to the edge of a piece of leather using a tool called a “creaser”. This is a small hand tool used to put a shallow decorative crease in leather. This tool is great for creating decorative lines. The double edges allow making parallel lines. This tool is also adjustable giving a variety of widths simply by loosening or tightening the screw. This tool provides a nice finishing touch to leather projects.

Swivel Knife - Leather Craft tool

A swivel knife is a chisel-edged blade held upright and mounted on a pivot with a saddle for a finger. It is held somewhat like a pencil, but between the thumb and middle fingers, while the forefinger rides in the saddle above. It is used to outline and cut a design into the surface of leather as an initial stage to tooling the leather with decorations. Swivel knife is a hobby and craft knife that has a blade that rotates 360 degrees for cutting circles and arcs.

Vegetable-tanned leather is tanned using tannins and other ingredients found in different vegetable matter, such as tree bark prepared in bark mills, wood, leaves, fruits, and roots. It is supple and brown in color, with the exact shade depending on the mix of chemicals and the color of the skin. It is the only form of leather suitable for use in leather carving or stamping. Vegetable-tanned leather is not stable in water; it tends to discolor, so if left to soak and then dried it shrinks and becomes harder.

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