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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No Leather care dedicated posts We understand you want to take the best possible care of your ready-made leather goods. No Advertisements Advertising posts such as referral links, crowdfunding campaigns, etc are not permitted. 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.

What am I doing wrong? Use the flair function on your post so they’re searchable. 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.

Dropbox Link to the Book Wanted to share this with the community. That is not all, there are sections on leather decorating, clog making, harness and saddle making, as well as many other trades.

However, it is much more than that. Often there is also a further illustration showing the tool in use. There are chapters on leather manufacture Tanner’s tools and Currier’s tools and on tools for the decoration of leather.


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Two is better than one. Dictionary of Leather-Working Tools c. See here for more details on the reasoning why. The Leathercraft Wiki A collection of knowledge, skills, and resources for continued learning. Click here if you’re not sure where to start with Leathercraft! This page book written by R. Although written from a British viewpoint, the author consulted and visited widely when doing his research.


Any posts that contain the word ‘first’ in their title will be auto deleted. Post a comment containing details about your project, such as leather type, thread used, tools ductionary, etc.

Wanted to share this with the community. I have updated 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.

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With its great wealth of information and impeccable scholarship, it is invaluable to leatherworkers, tool collectors, and industrial researchers alike. Salaman is rightly regarded as the definitive work of footwear and leather working tools. Like many craft trades shoemaking tools have, in the main, been around for for a long time. The Dictionary Leatherworking Tools circa sounds like a learned academic work, and in some ways it is.


The Comely Advertiser tool Dec. 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.

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.

Dictionary of Leather-Working Tools, c. 1700-1950, and the Tools of Allied Trades

Tools, History, and Early Technical Processes. The Dictionary of Leather-Working Tools is no less distinguished.

Please contact the manufacturer regarding any care of the goods. Looking forward to the OCR version.

I’ll update dictionqry 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. We will use our discretion to approve posts by company representatives that constructively engage with and improve the community.

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Please contribute your own review: No photo-only posts Photo only posts are not allowed. Dropbox Link to the Book. This makes the pages specifically devoted to boot and shoe making very relevant to anybody making footwear on a small scale today.