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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Log in or sign up in seconds. Looking forward to the OCR version. Tools, History, and Early Technical Processes. Dropbox Link to the Book. The Comely Advertiser – Dec. Any posts that contain the word ‘first’ in their title will be auto deleted. We will use our discretion to approve posts by company representatives that constructively engage with and improve the community. This has generated items and comments from elsewhere, in particular the USA.

Much Ado About Planing Stops. What makes it special, however, is that it covers all the tools used in boot and shoe making with an explanation of how they are used, usually with illustrations.

Classic Texts on Tools and Woodworking. It won’t let me look at it and I don’t seem to be able to download it. Learherworking of Leather-Working Tools c. With its great wealth of information and impeccable scholarship, it is invaluable to leatherworkers, tool collectors, tpols industrial researchers alike.

There are chapters on leather manufacture Tanner’s tools and Currier’s tools and on tools for the decoration of leather. The Dictionary of Leather-Working Tools is no less distinguished. Get in touch with us Telephone: Dropbox Link to the Book Wanted to share this with the community. No Leather care dedicated posts We understand you want to take the best possible care of your ready-made leather goods.


See here for more details on the reasoning why. However, it cictionary much more than that.

Blog Entry or Filler – You Decide! Sharp and Ready to Use. That is not all, there are sections on leather decorating, clog making, harness and saddle making, as well as many other trades. Want to add to the discussion?

Although written from a British viewpoint, the author consulted and visited widely when doing his research.


Salaman 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, and explains its purpose-all told, he covers over 1, different tools.

Daniel Preston comments in his preface to this reprint, “There is not now, leatherwofking has there ever been, such a complete compendium of arcane, irreplaceable, and wonderful leatherania in the English language.

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

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.

Salaman is rightly regarded as the definitive work of footwear and leather working tools. Coded entirely in NYC.

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. Often there is also a further illustration showing the tool in use. Hope it’s helpful for you all. 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.


No photo-only posts Photo only posts are not allowed. 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.

Post a comment containing details about your project, such as leather type, thread used, tools used, etc. Wanted to share this with the community.

I own this item I manufacture this item. What am I doing wrong? The Dictionary Leatherworking Tools circa sounds like a learned academic dictjonary, and in some ways it is. Please contact the manufacturer regarding any care of the goods.

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Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. This makes the pages leatherworrking devoted to boot and shoe making very relevant to anybody making footwear on a small scale today. You sir are a treasure trove of information and a real asset to the Leatherworking community. Please contribute your own review: Like many craft trades shoemaking learherworking have, in the main, been around for for a long time.

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