Discover the fun of leather-crafting with the basics of carving, stamping and finishing. This set includes tools, leather, instructions and everything to make a wallet, coin pouch, key fob and rounders.
Tandy Leather Basic Leathercraft Set 55501-00
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I bought this because I'm interested in learning about leather crafting. If I would have spent about 5 minutes researching, I would not have purchased this kit. First, I paid nearly $60 for it and when I priced out the individual items, I found I could have done SO much better if I had bought them instead of this kit. Second, the box and the description both say this kit comes with 5 projects. Not so! It comes with 3 actual projects: coin purse, ID wallet, and key fob, and 2 round "practice pieces" of leather. Also, in the picture it shows a basket weave pattern on the round piece behind the round piece with a flower. You do NOT get the basket weave stamp with this kit and there are no instructions for making that weave with the tools you do receive.
What you actually get with this kit is as follows: 6 stamping tools- Z-V407, Z-B701, Z-P217, Z-A104, Z-S706, and Z-C431 a wooden mallet a swivel knife, leather strop, and jeweler's rogue a sponge...
Bought this kit for my husband and it is a great little starter kit, especially for someone who is first trying out leather crafting. If you are looking for a beginning kit this is a great way to go. Though if you already know quite a bit about the craft I would suggest finding a bigger kit or buying more items separately. One thing my husband commented on is that there were not very many tools considering what is out there. However since he was just trying this out to see if he liked it, this was a great way to start and now he can grow his collection of tools from here.
I love this. It was perfect for my reason for getting it:to learn and practice basics in leather carving/stamping. There are enough pieces so I feel like I can practice before spending money on fancier leather, and it gives me the basic tools used. Mine did not come with instructions, but really, that only aided my learning process, as it forced me to look up that which I couldn't figure out on my own. I also liked the lack of instructions, as lack thereof allowed me to have my own creative license, instead of being narrowed down by the power of suggestion. Love this, recommend it to all interested in learning, or just for a fun party type thing (though be careful, there are very sharp tools).
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