Leather tooling basics tutorial for beginners with Craftools and other select leathercraft tools.
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This list of Craftool leather stamps is a great starter set and this is what I recommend.
I like and use Craftool leather stamping tools and here are the ones you can get to get started Craftool A888 Background Tool and Matting Tool, Craftool B802 Coarse Beveler, Craftool B803 Coarse Beveler, Craftool C426 Camouflage Tool, Craftool P212 Pear Shader, Craftool V715 Shell Tool, Craftool V400 Veiner. This list of leather stamps is a great starter set and this is what I recommend.
You can purchase these from the Tandy Leather Factory in Ft Worth Texas on online at their Tandy Leather Factory Website. It would be good for you to request a Tandy Leather Factory Buyers Guide this will be very helpful for you to find leathercraft tools, leather, hardware and patterns.
Leather tooling basics tutorial for beginners
I use a Barry King swivel knife with a 1/2″ barrel and 1/4″ hollow ground blade and you can get one from Barry King Tools in Sheridan WY.
The mauls I use are made by Maul Master and I purchased mine from the Weaver Leather Company in Mt. Hope, Ohio.
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Additional tooling tips
It is good to have a good clean work area with good lighting and a solid leather stamping bench with a comfortable chair. One thing to keep in mind is the ratio between you and your stamping rock if you are setting to low the tooling and carving task are more difficult to perform. Try to find a comfortable position and ratio that work well for you and your tooling and carving leather will turn out better and you will see the difference in your work.
You can be just as creative as you want to be so do the good stuff and have fun doing leather tooling.