Instructions for several articles from old leather catalogues with designs combining the charm of bygone days with today's look. Includes a pocket notebook and card case, saddle bags and purses.
A series of articles from early farming magazines first published around 1930-40s when farmers still tanned their own hides and made much of their own gear.
Although some of the ingredients are now hard to get, in general the information is very sound, and this still remains one of the best books on the subject.
The most popular belt in the bush is the plaited kangaroo lace belt. They're strong, look good and last a long time.
Detailed instructions on making plaited belts from 8-16 strands, even a beginner can make a useful belt. Various patterns are illustrated.
All travellers should have a money belt. This gives you lots of designs to suit all sorts of situations.
Some can take items such as passports, others are almost undetectable as money belts. For the professional leatherworker, this book has 10 functional designs.
Step by Step instructions on building a traditional Australian stock saddle - known for it's comfort and the security it provides the rider - from start to finish.
All the tools and techniques are illustrated to guide you through the job.
Wire bound so the pages lay flat as you work your way through the book.
If you want to build your own saddle tree, this book will explain the process in simple, easily interpreted language. It is a time consuming task, but not that difficult.
This is a neat belt plait that is a relative of another plait, known as the Brown Snake.
There are some attractive Box Patterns included for the worker who likes a challenge, and a new heel knot is explained.
Covers the common repairs for Australian Stock Saddles such as repairing the panesl, replacing a girth strap, replacing sweat flaps, replacing the seat, fixing a loose seat and sewing the seat to the panel.
All the popular lacing techniques explained. Whip Stitch, Wide Whip, Mummy Wrapping, Back Whip, Cross Stitch, Round Braid, Single, Double and Triple Cordover,Lazy S, Dot Stitch, Baggin's Stitch. Flat lacing, and Round Braid on a flat surface and more.
Includes instructions on the tools required for lacing, and some hints to overcome problems you might encounter.
A useful collection of all the basic plaits with applications for people on the land, to make whips and reins, and also for boaters for mooring ropes on boats.
Step by step instructions for flat plaits from 3 - 20 strands, and round plaits from 3 - 12 strands.
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