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Recently I read an old tutorial by someone who does really nice, fine, detailed, and ornate leather tooling. He described using a "hot scribe" to deepen the lines that he cut with a carving knife, and "hot awl" for embossing.

What exactly is a "hot scribe" and "hot awl?"

 

Edited by Harry Marinakis

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Never mind!! Found the answer:

A "hot scribe" is a home-made leather carving knife heated with a torch. Simple to make.

Same with the awl.

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Can you give the name of the tutorial or the name of the author?

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3 hours ago, Harry Marinakis said:

Never mind!! Found the answer:

A "hot scribe" is a home-made leather carving knife heated with a torch. Simple to make.

Same with the awl.

Yes, share some more info with us.  Text, photos, whatever.  Thanks

Tom

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Thank you , very interesting.He sure dose some beautiful work.

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Very beautiful work.. and i'm sure the technique has its merit, although hardening the edges of a cut wouldn't suit my style of tooling in most cases.  I can see where it would be worth the added effort, and it obviously works! 

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