Leather thickness conversions




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Front/Back Stitching Alignment

When using a pricking iron, the traditional technique is to tap the prongs only slightly into the leather, and to completely puncture the leather with an awl during the stitching process.  With this technique, it is very difficult to achieve perfectly aligned stitching on thick edges.  However, there are alternatives to this technique.  One method is to use a japanese style pric... read more

Edge Finish Process


When finishing the edges of a piece for a more professional / less rugged look, there are two primary methods.  One method is a process of burnishing, dyeing, and sealing.  This method works great for some leathers, but does not usually work well with others; chrome tanned leathers in particular.  When finishing these edges, or when a more European finish look is desired, the prefer... read more