Leather is a great crafting material. It is so tough, it can withstand years of wear and tear without looking bad or failing. But this toughness can become a problem when many layers of leather needs to be sewn together. If you want all edges to be folded in for a neat look, and connected to other pieces of leather, you can find your self trying to push a needle through 8 layers of leather at once, or even more! This is very hard to do, unless you already have a hole through them all. This is what you can do with a awl haft, and Bruce Cheaney has made this tutorial video on how this is done. In this particular video he is making a saddle, but this technique can be used for any thick leather parts. Even if you only want to make a purse, this will be an extremely handy technique to know and use!
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How to draw butterflies simply
When it comes to drawing, the most difficult shapes are the ones with a lot of curves in them. Animals typically have a lot of curves, which makes them extraordinarily hard to draw, but there is one animal that is an exception: The butterfly. In this simple tutorial, Sea Lemon show us how simple it is to make realistic drawings of butterflies which can be used for decorations and much more!
Joining pieces without glue or screws!
It’s only natural. Whenever we want to put two things together, we reach for the glue. And there’s nothing wrong about that! But wouldn’t it feel much sweeter and special if you could assemble an object, simply by pressing it into each other like Lego? Most material can do this, if they are shaped properly, and wood is exceptionally good at doing this. ThisWoodwork made this mirror by fitting pieces of wood together. Sure, he used glue for the ornament, but the main construct doesn’t need it. It just fit into each other like they were ment to be together! If the tolerances are good, you don’t need any glue. And if the tolerances are bad, chances are you can fix it with a file or a piece of masking tape!
Fixing woodworking mistakes
Mistakes will happen. You might think you are bad at woodworking because you make mistakes now and then, but the truth is, even the experts makes mistakes! The only difference between an amateur woodworker and a professional one is knowing how to repair those mistakes. There are many tricks and techniques that you can use to fix such mistakes and Woodworking with The Wood Whisperer made this extraordinarily educational video just to teach you how to do it. And the best part is: It’s not going to cost you more than a tube of Superglue!
Make your own plastic parts!
Norm and Frank Ippolito from Tested has made this interesting and highly useful tutorial on the subject of resin casting. If you have ever wanted a duplicate of something for cheap, you should definitely watch this video! Or why not make two copies…or ten…or a thousand? You wont find any simpler and cheaper way to mass-produce your own objects at home!