This antique text contains one of a series of pamphlets known as the 'Merit Badge Library', written with the intention of providing American boy scouts with the information required to attain certain merit badges. The pamphlets cover all kinds of hobbies, activities, and vocations. They are prepared by experts and frequently revised and brought up-to-date. Although designed for the eyes of boy scouts, the information contained herein is relatively detailed and constitutes a great starting point for anyone with an interest in leatherworking as a hobby - a great addition to any collection of leathercraft literature. This text has been picked for modern republication due to its timeless educational value, and we are proud to republish it here complete with a new introduction to the subject.