Leather Carving and Tooling Tutorial

Leathercraft Article and Video by Bruce Cheaney

Leather Carving and Tooling Tutorial on Handmade Wade Saddle.

In this YouTube video clip I show you how I cut in and tool oak leaves and acorns on the fork of a custom handmade wade saddle that I am in the process of making.

The leather I am making this wade saddle out of is tanned by The Hermann Oak Leather Company in St. Louis MO. and it is natural russet 13 to 15 oz in weight. This is some of the finest leather you can get for tooling and carving and saddle making.

The leather stamping tools I use are made by Craftool and can be purchased from The Tandy Leather Factory in Fort Worth Texas and through Tandy Leather stores here in the United States.

Here is a list of the Craftools I like and use.
Craftool B802 Beveler
Craftool B802 Beveler
Craftool A888 Background Tool
Craftool V715 Shell Tool
Craftool P212 Pear Shader

Find Craftool leather stamping tools at Tandy Leather Factory

The swivel knife I use is made by Barry King Leather Tools, Sheridan WY. and it is solid brass with a 1/2″ barrel and the blade I like is the 1/4″ hollow ground blade. Find quality leather tools at Barry King Tools

The leather mauls I use and recommend are made by Maul Master and are the Maul Master II in two weights 22 oz. and a 2 lb. and can be found at The Weaver Leather Company in Mt. Hope, Ohio.

I have my favorite leather carving and tooling tools that I use all the time and they are my basic set I go too.

Hopefully this video will give you some insight on how I carve and tool my leather and what you can do with just a few good quality hand selected leather tools.

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