Basic Leather Carving Instructions Part VI
Veiner Tool Usage

In leather working the veiner is used to add intricate patterns to scrolls and stems.

20. The veiner is generally used to pattern leaves, stems and scrolls. They are available in a wide variety of sizes, patterns, and curvatures. Usually used tipped to the left or right, it can also be used vertically. 21. When veining, the impressions should be evenly spaced, and curve gracefully along the stem or scroll.
22. As the stem narrows, more tilt is used. This allows the veiner to make a narrower impression. 23. Be sure to change the angle of the tool as you go around curves such as the ends of scrolls.

The pattern used here is from the excellent tutorial book The Leatherworking Manual. I highly recommend this book.

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