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    DescriptionDesigned to help the beginning leather braider acquire basic skills in a straightforward manner, this book shows readers how to braid simple projects fairly quickly. With close attention to detail and a little practice using the methods described here, novices can produce attractive and enduring items from either precut lace or from a skin or side of leather.Leather braiding was developed in Australia in whipmaking shops. The craft had been carried to Australia by thongmakers from England, who were familiar with the thongs used on finely braided carriage whips. Kangaroo leather, one of the finest leathers available for braiding, provided the material for high-quality work, and a large and discriminating market in Australia led to improvements in techniques. Using these highly refined techniques and providing complete instructions and clear closeup photographs showing each step in the process, David Morgan has created an excellent book for those who want to learn to braid leather.A metallurgical engineer by training and occupation, in the 1960s Morgan became interested in Australian braided work made from kangaroo hide. With his wife he set up a part-time mail-order business selling a variety of Australian imports. In the 1980s he made the whips for the Indiana Jones movies, and he has been making them ever since. By 1990 he had abandoned metallurgy to run the mail-order business full time. He is now following an interest in the historical aspects of cattle-working whips.

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    Braiding Fine Leather
    Techniques of the Australian Whipmakers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David W. Morgan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 360 g
    ISBN 13: 9780870335440
    ISBN 10: 0870335448

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    BIC subject category V2: WF
    B&T General Subject: 250
    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    Libri: I-CR
    BISAC V2.8: CRA000000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26890
    BISAC V2.8: TEC040000
    BIC subject category V2: TDG
    BISAC V2.8: CRA050000
    DC22: 685
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    Abridged Dewey: 685
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    LC classification: TT290 .M57 2002
    Illustrations note
    308 b/w photos, 5 illustrations
    Cornell Maritime Press Inc.,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Cornell Maritime Press Inc.,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 January 2010
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