On board the Dauphine, repairing leather objects was no doubt a familiar task, as we can see from the presence of tools and leather scraps found in the fore section of the ship. Efforts were mainly focused on the repair of shoes. Even more than the awl and the shoe form found nearby, the discovery of small fragments of leather provide solid proof of leather-working on board ship. The Dauphine and the Aimable Grenot both yielded small turned wooden cases filled with iron pins. These small "sewing kits" were no doubt the property of crew members. Seamen's knives were used to fashion wooden, or hammock separators, that were found in the fore section of the Dauphine. These semi-circular frames in which nine, ten or eleven holes had been drilled were made exclusively out of reused oak barrel staves. They varied in quality, and were probably carved by the sailors themselves.