In this marvelous book, Salaman describes and illustrates every tool used in the leather-working trades in Great Britain from about until the present time. A reprint of Salaman’s classic reference, out of print for ten years, describing and illustrating in black and white virtually every tool used in the leatherworking. Dictionary of Leather-Working Tools, C. And the Tools of Allied Trades by R. A. Salaman Paperback: pages Publisher: Astragal.

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This makes the pages specifically devoted to boot and shoe making very relevant to anybody making footwear on a small scale today. The Leathercraft Wiki A collection of knowledge, skills, and resources for continued learning.

I have dicionary the file in the link to be searchable, with a significantly smaller file size that should help with some of the download issues a few were having. Classic Texts on Tools and Woodworking.

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I’ll update the link in a few days with a version that OCR and chapter links but for now the full version is available on the link just without OCR ran on it.

Daniel Preston comments in his preface to this reprint, “There is not now, nor has there ever been, such a complete compendium of arcane, irreplaceable, and wonderful leatherania in the English language. We will use our discretion to approve posts by company representatives that constructively engage with and improve the community. Often there is also a further illustration showing the tool in use. Invest in your craft.


See here for more details on the reasoning why. Salaman In this marvelous book, Salaman describes and illustrates every tool used in the leather-working trades in Great Britain from about until the present time, and explains its purpose-all told, he covers over 1, different tools. Want to add to the discussion? No leqtherworking posts Photo only posts are not allowed. This page book written by R.

There are even two pages devoted to the construction and part names of a shoe, as well as many pages reproduced from various toolmakers catalogues and suppliers of things such as specialist nails and studs.

There are chapters on leather manufacture Tanner’s tools and Currier’s tools and on tools for the decoration of leather. Salaman is rightly regarded as the definitive work of footwear and leather working tools. Please contact the manufacturer regarding any care of the goods.


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Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. There’s a ton of good information in this book and I think it would be valuable for a lot of people wondering what some of the tools they’ve seen on eBay are supposed to be for.

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It won’t let me look at it and I don’t seem to be able to download it. However, it is much more than that. Looking forward to the OCR version. leathreworking


Sharp otols Ready to Use. The Comely Advertiser – Dec. That is not all, there are sections on leather decorating, clog making, harness and saddle making, as well as many other trades. Any posts that contain the word ‘first’ in their title will be auto deleted. Use the flair function on your post so they’re searchable. Post a comment containing details about your project, such as leatherwogking type, thread used, tools used, etc.

The Dictionary of Leather-Working Tools is no less distinguished. Wanted to share this with the dicionary. You sir are a treasure trove of information and a real asset to the Leatherworking community. Hope it’s helpful for you all. However this sub is dedicated to making leather goods, any discussions about care should be in the context of finishing a project as a maker. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities.

Dropbox Link to the Book. Tools, History, and Early Technical Processes. Please contribute your own review: Like many tlols trades shoemaking tools have, in the main, been around for for a long time.

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