Nick Agar demonstrated at the club on April 12, 2014 and then hosted hands-on workshops on April 13 and 14, 2014. See the April 2014 newsletter for more information on the event.
A step by step pictorial of Nick turning a Viking sunset bowl can be found on the web at: http://www.axminster-wtc.co.uk/videos–tutorials/viking-sunset-bowl.pdf.
Nick used various items for texturing and coloring his turnings. Sources for leather punches and gilting paste are shown below:
1) www.tandyleatherfactory.com (Nick did mention Tandy as a source for punches, but not decorative ones)
2) Tandy does have a store at 13078 Tesson Ferry Rd in South County
3) http://leathercraftmarket.com/leather-stamps-saddlery (including nice looking animal track punches)
4) http://www.pjtool.com/metal-jewelry-stamps.aspx (PJTOOLS sells punches from Impressart, as do several other sources. Impressart stamps tend to be small, but the selection is large; also available through Amazon)
5) http://www.beadaholique.com/c-62786-metal-design-punches.aspx (again, fairly small punches)
6) http://www.aliexpress.com/w/wholesale-leather-flower-punch.html (looks intriguing, but from China)
7) Ebay has some unique stuff, including http://stores.ebay.com/Crafty-Coyote-Leather-Works?_trksid=p2047675.l2563
8) http://springfieldleather.com/store/search.asp (enter “Stamps” in keyword search; less expensive, different selection; requires tool to hold some punches; perhaps too intricate for wood?)
10) http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=leather+stamps (Can’t forget Amazon.com)