When it comes to getting the best possible edges in your work, sanding tools are one of the most important areas to focus on. Without a well sanded edge on your leather project, you won’t be able to get the smooth finish you are looking for. Even the best possible cut piece of leather still needs sanding on the edge to prepare the leather to be burnished.
There are many different ways to accomplish the same thing in leather work. Sanding is no different. There are antique line finishers, who’s sole purpose is to sand and burnish any leather edge to a high gloss finish… particularly on shoes and boots. But these machines are heavy and take up a lot of room in a workshop. There are cabinet finishers that take up much less room and do just as good of a job. But finding one of these on the used market can be difficult… most folks won’t part with them. There are even other “powered” machines used in other industries that can accomplish your sanding needs. Continue reading