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Leathersmith Designs Inc.
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For making belts we use full grain cowhide bends because of the high quality and because the nice rectangular shapes leaves little waste when making long belt straps. It is high quality since a bend is the best cut of hide from a tannery and these have very few imperfections on the hide. The underneath side has been finished to a smooth finish so it is not fuzzy. Thickness is very uniform throughout the piece so you don't have to worry about getting thin spots. Although we stock it in several weights, we use 8-9 oz thickness for making solid leather belts. See http://www.leathersmithdesigns.com/8-9-oz-premium-tooling-leather-cowhide-bend/ #BeltLeather #Leather #MakingBelts #FullGrainLeather #LeatherBends
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I just finished our December Newsletter with lots of gift ideas, new leather products and leather craft supplies info. Read our full newsletter at http://conta.cc/2gwK7kx #Leather #GiftIdeas #LeatherCraft #LeatherCraftSupplies

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We started making this new style of personalized leather guitar strap with two rows of contrasting color stitching along the leather edge for effect. The deep imprint is hand painted with white leather dye for easy legibility. More options at http://www.leathersmithdesigns.com/sewn-border-personalized-guitar-strap-classic-series/ #PersonalizedGuitarStraps #PersonalizedLeatherGuitarStraps #PersonalisedGuitarStraps #PersonalisedLeatherGuitarStraps #ImprintedGuitarStraps #HandcraftedGuitarStraps
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What types of leather belts are you getting when the store clerk tells you “These are real leather belts”? Are all types of leather belts the same quality when they are imprinted “Genuine Leather”? - Read more at: http://blog.leathersmithdesigns.com/leather-belts-types-of-leather/ #GenuineLeatherBelts #TypesOfLeather #FullGrainLeatherBelts

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We are closed for the Remembrance Day Weekend, Friday Nov. 11 - Sunday Nov. 13 https://youtu.be/nKqJOUyrxpQ

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Our newly designed Steampunk Cog Wallet for the Christmas season features vibrant color interior options and cog imprints on the exterior leather. http://www.leathersmithdesigns.com/steampunk-cog-leather-wallet/ #LeatherWallet #LeatherBillfold #SteampunkWallet #SteampunkBillfold

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XLong belts made for the Frontier TV Series are such long belts that they make me look like I shrunk in size. Some of these belts will be double wrapped around the actors.
#XLongBelts #ExtraLongBelts #LongBelts #Leather #Belts #FrontierTVSeries
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Jamie, owner of http://www.leathersmithdesigns.com checks over the handmade belts just crafted before they are shipped to the Frontier TV Series being filmed in Newfoundland, Canada and elsewhere. Many of these crafted belts are very wide measuring 2 1/2 inches. All the belts are made with solid brass buckles.
#HandmadeBelts #CraftedBelts #Frontier #Belts #WideBelts #Belts #SolidBrassBuckles
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Tamsin & Alana working on custom leather belts for the Frontier TV Series that has been filmed in St. John's, Newfoundland, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Morrisburg, Ontario and Cornwall, United Kingdom. See more custom leather work at http://www.leathersmithdesigns.com/custom-leather-work-custom-leather-products/ #CustomLeatherBelts #Leather #Belts #FrontierTVSeries #CustomLeatherWork
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The famous playwright William's Shakespeare's father, John was a leather worker. Apparently John Shakespeare by trade was referred to as a whittawer and glover.

Although the old term trade term of whittawer may have changed meaning slightly over the years, the following is some info I found on the internet when I did some digging. A whittawer refers to a preparer of white leather and as a saddler and harness maker.

In the mid 1500's, as a whittawer, John Shakespeare tawed (dressed) the white skins of deer, sheep, goats but not those of cattle and swine, which would fall to a tanner. He would boil and scrape the animal skins, particularly the fine white ones to make them ready for cutting and sewing into gloves. John was skilled in both leather working and curing and processing of fine leather to make ladies gloves and purses for the nobility. Although a large variety of trades used leather, it's preparation by the currier, whittawer and tanner was highly specialized. The currier's job was vital for while the tanner could prepare leather for hard, stiff shoe soles or other products, the currier took tanned leather and produced leather of different colour, thickness and suppleness before the dresser and whittawer could begin work.
#JohnShakespeare #WilliamShakespeare #Whittawer #Leather #LeatherWorker #Currier #Tanner
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