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Forum topic by Druid posted 04-03-2015 08:43 PM 1077 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-03-2015 08:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: patterns leather work carving arts and crafts

For carvers who are looking for additional patterns for their work, the link below will get you to a variety of patterns and books that may contain some interesting designs for you to use (or be inspired by). The site deals with leather carving, which has a lot of similarities to relief carving in wood, but uses stamping (compression) of the leather vs removal of material as we do in wood carving. If you are interested in trying leather carving, possibly as an addition such as inlay to your wood working, there are also instructional videos available. Most of the patterns are “western” or wildlife related, but there’s a lot to choose from. Regardless, the patterns are quite adaptable to wood, so take a look.

Here’s an example of one of their Free patterns . . .


-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#1 posted 04-03-2015 10:25 PM

That frame certainly has some interesting patterns John. Thanks for the tip. I’ll keep this site in mind for future reference.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 04-03-2015 11:15 PM

Thanks, John. I envy those folks you can carve and create that type of art.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 04-04-2015 01:00 AM

Mike and Lew – you might want to check your local library to see if they have any books by Al Stohlman. He’s one of the top guys in leather-working instructional books, and his step-by-step directions are really well done. Glad you liked the info.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 04-04-2015 02:28 AM

Thanks for posting this source and I like the idea as it is good design inspiration for me and the left side panel of the frame already has (love pine cones )


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 04-04-2015 03:29 AM

Thanks John. this is a great resource. Thanks for sharing.

-- Anna

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#6 posted 04-04-2015 03:43 AM

Hi Klaus, Good to hear that you’ve been inspired. One of my favourites is the Oak Leaf, but I’ve enjoyed doing a variety of leather carving in the past, and Stohlman designs were an important part of my learning. Enjoy.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 04-04-2015 03:43 AM

Thanks Anna.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 04-04-2015 11:55 AM

Very interesting John. Thnx for the link also

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 04-04-2015 01:15 PM

Thank you for the info. I had not thought about leather patterns although I did some tooling years ago. I ordered some of their free patterns to try them.

-- Kepy

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#10 posted 04-04-2015 06:59 PM

Thanks for the post. That’s certainly a nice pattern.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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