Hhere are some interesting leather working links, all from Instructibles. They have some great tip on making near anything. These are leather related. Leather is an excellent material to use, being all natural. Mankind has a long history of using leather to survive, and rightly so. If taken care of leather will last a lifetime and keep its suppleness as well as protective properties.
- Make a leather watchband or bracelet: This is really a Leather 101 course because it covers leather prep, stamping, rivets, staining and finishing. This is an awesome instructible. (KentsOkay)
- Leather Bookbinding: Not so difficult, but the instructions are very clear. (gmjhowe)
- Make leather stamps: He calls them leather tooling punches, but these are leather stamps. I will need to try this but won’t use a nail. I will probably use a bolt instead. Then again the nails he uses are quite thick. Still, pretty cool how he makes these. (cbm104)
- How to Peen a Rivet: from a nail. Beginner’s guide to tradition riveting
I will add to this list as I find more leather projects.
Addendum: The strength of kangaroo leather. Packer leather on the benefits of kangaroo leather.