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KINGSMERE CRAFTS

HAND-CRAFTED LEATHER GOODS

 

A look inside my workshop where virtually all of my work is carried out. It doesn't appear exactly like this today I must confess, it's a great deal more cluttered and several more shelves have been added, plus I've accumulated more tools, which are always irresistible. There's always just that one which will do better what you've been able to do perfectly with what you have already, but then . . . Carving leather is a perfect activity for those rainy days or when you just want to spend a quiet afternoon in recharging your batteries.

Some of the other things I make

What I see through the open door

Another brief selection

. . . isn't that what we always think. No matter what supposedly wonderful new material has gone into their making nor what high tech assembly line they were produced on, not to mention NASA-like calculations that have been taken into consideration, the majority of tools used in hand-crafted leatherwork can not be bettered than the ones that have been in use for decades. I still use today tools I've had for years, and the latest lie almost untouched. Quality leather work, is one of those "not easy" things. But, with a bit of practice, a few fairly simple tools
and some good instruction, you canproduce fine, well done leather craft pieces of which you can be proud.

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