Craftool Pro Stamps Article and Video by Bruce Cheaney Leather Crafter
Craftool pro stamps steep bevelers number B2044 Craftool Pro B2045 are the leather stamping tools that I am reviewing in this leather stamping tutorial. I have a 4 x 4 inch piece of vegetable tanned saddle skirting that has been wet and cased and the initial G carved into the leather. The leather is now ready to bevel and I will show you how I bevel with the Craftool Pro B2044 and Craftool Pro B2045 bevelers.
Craftool Pro Stamps Review Plus Leather Stamping Tutorial
Craftool Pro leather stamp list to consider.
Craftool Pro Steep bevelers B2042 and B2043 Craftool Pro Bar grounders A2010, A2012 and A2014 Craftool Pro Flower center J370 Craftool Pro Thumbprints P2610 and P2611 Craftool Pro Mulefoot U2732 Craftool Pro Veiner V2776
Craftool A888 Article and YouTube Video by Bruce Cheaney Handmade in Gainesville Texas USA
One of my favorite Craftool leather tools for stamping the background on my tooled and carved leather. In this leather tooling tutorial I show you how I put a matte finish in the background portion of my leather tooling and carving. The leather stamping tool I am using is a Craftool A888 a small leather tool but it is very effective in making a crisp and clean background for my leather tooling.
You will see in the leather tooling tutorial that I can get up in tight corners with the sharp end of the Craftool A888 and easily background around the beveled portion of the tooling also. I like and use a Maul Master II leather maul because it is very comfortable in my hand and the rubber covered handle provides a good grip. You can get a Maul Master II from Weaver Leather Supply.
Craftool A888 used for doing the background work on this leather piece.
Craftool A888 Leather tooling and carving by Bruce Cheaney
To find Craftool leather stamping tools like I use check out Tandy Leather
Unique leathercraft and leather working forum is Reddit you are welcome to check out LeathercraftMax
You can hand select just a few leather tools like the ones I use and do some really nice tooling and carving with just a little bit of practice.
Leather tools used to tool the piece in the picture above are Craftool B802 and B803 bevelers, Craftool A888, Maul Master II leather stamping maul, and a Barry King swivel knife.
Sewing Leather Article and How to Video by Bruce Cheaney
Sewing leather wear leathers on saddle skirts with heavy duty harness stitcher machine. After tooling and carving the design into the saddle skirts and wear leathers it was time to stitch the wear leather onto the skirts. The glue I use most of the time is made by Dap and is called Weldwood contact cement, I find that it works just about as good as any leather glue. The thread I like and use all the time is white polyester size 346 and the needle size is 230. A scratch groove for the stitching helps protect the stitches from wearing out to soon. I like and use a C S Osborne scratch compass that you can find at most leathercraft supply companies.
Sewing leather wear leathers on saddle skirts with heavy duty harness stitcher machine
The leather sewing machine I am using in the YouTube video is a Cowboy CB4500 I purchased this leather sewing machine and harness stitcher from Toledo Industrial Sewing Machines LTD.
Resources for leather working tools are listed below.
Leather Supplies Contact Information for Beiler’s (Mail order and phone orders only) Beiler’s Manufacturing and Supply Office and Warehouse 3025 Harvest Drive Ronks, PA. Phone Number (717) 768-0174 Fax Number (717) 768-0097 Ask for Wholesale Hardware and Tack Supply Catalog no. 11