Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Covering a Weight

This is one of those totally indispensable articles we have on our workbenches. I cannot do leatherwork without my two weights. Why Leather Covered? You cannot bring naked ferrous metals into contact with wet veg tan leather - a chemical reaction will immediately start to discolor the leather where the metal is touching. More about Tom McLintic later, but for now: He is one of the most artistic leather crafters on the planet and he shares all his knowledge widely  -  like he is a South African Al Stohlman. It is with his permission that I am posting these instructions and hopefully the many still to come. So here it is:

Here is a cigar case drying between two leather covered lead blocks. These two weights were done in a very similar way to what Tommy describes in his drawings for us here. Weights covered in leather (Updated 26 October 2019)

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