Covering a weight

Making a WeightThis is one of those totally indispensible articles we have on our workbenches. I cannot do leatherwork without my two weights.

Why Leather Covered? You cannot bring naked ferrous metals into contact with wet veg tan leather – a chemical reaction will immediately start to discolor the leather where the metal is touching.

More about Tom McLintic later, but for now: He is one of the most artistic leather crafters on the planet and he shares all his knowledge widely. It is with his permission that I am posting these instructions and hopefully the many still to come.

So here it is:

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