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#1 rdb

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 12:10 PM

I love my black vinegaroon so much, I want to try and get some browns. They say walnut shells work real good, but all I have available in my yard is these shells . I think they are Hickory. Anyways, I filled a bucket with them and some white vinegar, and let them set for a week. I dunked some leather in for this keycase, but it was a very faint color change.

Maybe I didn't let it brew long enough, I don't know yet. But I left the keycase blank in the brew overnight, let it dry out, and oiled it up. This is the color I got. I kinda like it. If the color in the pictures come out alright, maybe you can tell me what you think.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 12:24 PM

Not bad!!

I plan to try a vinegaroon sample soon. I have some items I have to get done first before I can play around. But vinegar is on the shopping list....heheh

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 01:01 PM

Nice! I have vinegaroon brewing in the kitchen; I need to strain it and try it out.

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Posted 16 October 2008 - 01:27 PM

rdb..........nice looking Brown............
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 02:18 PM

I agree with Luke. Nice job.
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Posted 20 October 2008 - 05:25 AM

Think it looks great. Not sure how some projects would like having to sit over night in the vinager. I love my black though as it is so easy to just dunk it for a couple minutes and rinse and your good to go. Plus other dies when done over vinegaroon tend to make a very weird effect that is really cool looking depending on the leather and project.

Is the walnut suppose to change the color to brown or black? I think you can get crushed walnut shell at pet shops on occasion.

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 07:02 AM

For all you experimenters out there, this didn't work out to well. After a few days of drying the color faded to a greyish tone. Hickory and vinegar no make a the go.

I'll have to try getting the walnut shells at the pet store?

If anyone has links to homemade dyes especially the browns let me know. I thought Chuck B once left some links, but i haven;t found them again yet.
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