utah leather

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    west valley city, utah
  • Interests
    making the best veg tan leather belts

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    hand made veg tan belts, sizes up to 80"
  • Interested in learning about
    any advice or tecniques on making belts.

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  1. utah leather

    bag kote

    wellI tried the tan kote as a finish and it seems to shinny and a little hard to work with, I used a damp sponge as recommened but I don'like racing the clock when applying a finish. Not happy with resolene right now either , I'm looking for other options and opinions of the products. thanks everybody
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    neatsfoot oil

    Thanks Northmount, the stuff I warmed up is doing fine , so I will take your advice and keep it cool and only warm up what I need
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    tan kote

    I,m looking for reviews on tan kote, tecniques, opinions thanks
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    Finishing over alcohol based dye

    I just tried tan kote on a sample belt ( I have been using resolene for about 5 years ) and I have a couple questions , what do you use to apply it, what tecnique do you use and do you thin it down wth anything ?. I'm finding it hard to use, it doesn't go very far and after I put it on so I have to keep messin with it rubbing it on ( as it wants to dry while working with it ) and after 4 coats it has faint lines in it from the speachial sponges I use. Thanks for any advice
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    Good Places One Can Sell Leather Items For Sale

    do you sell on facebook ? I've tried and all I get is likes, not sure what I'm doing wrong. I would like to sell enough belts to be able to work from home
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    Beeswax finish

    messing around with different teckniqes just taking a solid piece ( mixed 50/50 with neatsfoot oil ) and rubbing it on a scrap piece of undyed leather then let it sit for awhile then rub it off with an old t- shirt , then do it again a few times . Some people heat up the beeswax after they put it on, let it sit a few minutes until it cools off then rub it off , ( remember to constatly flip the rag so you're not rubbing wax over wax , it will drag and then it's time to flip the rag ) then repeat. Like I said, I am still practiceing myself since I have been using resolene for 5 years without a problem but lately it's just acting weird and not flowing out and drying like it's supposed to. Good luck Guys Keep me posted on your results.
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    neatsfoot oil

    do you know what the shelf life is on neatsfoot oil after the bottle has been opened ?
  8. utah leather

    neatsfoot oil

    after I warmed it up on the stove it went back to yellow/ gold color, I have been keeping an eye on it for a couple hours and it seems to be staying normal, I think you're right, when it gets cold it congeal, I'm glad that was the problem, I was about ready to throw it away and get a new gallon. Thanks for the info do you know what the shelf life is on neatsfoot oil after you open the bottle ?
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    dry time

    trying tan coat for the 1st time and my question is what is the dry time between the neatsfoot oil and the tan coat ? I put 2 coats of tan coat on some scrap undyed leather just to see what it was going to look like and I checked it out this morning and I like the way it looks and when I bent the leather it didn't crack .Your opinions on the dry time and the tan kote as a finish would be greatly appreciated.
  10. utah leather

    neatsfoot oil

    after I warmed it up on the stove it went back to yellow/ gold color, I have been keeping an eye on it for a couple hours and it seems to be staying normal, I think you're right, when it gets cold it congeal, I'm glad that was the problem, I was about ready to throw it away and get a new gallon. Thanks for the info
  11. utah leather

    neatsfoot oil

    I have it stored in the basement on a concrete floor, it is unfinished and the tempature is around 66 degrees right now. Is this proper or should I put it somewhere else
  12. utah leather

    neatsfoot oil

    does neatsfoot oil get old ? I have a gallon of neatsfoot oil and it's about 3 years old . I poured some out today and it looks weird like it coaguated with water or something, instead of being yellow/ goldish it has a whitish looking stuff in it . So i heated it up in my little pan on the stove ( my girlfriend loves it when I do this ) lol and it looks normal, any ideas ?
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    Storing leather in small space

    yes but the only way I know how to send a pic is if you are on my contact list on my phone, if you could send me your number I could put you in my contacts list then send you a pic , then delete your number, does that sound ok ?
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    Storing leather in small space

    I have a workbench that is about 7 feet long so I just built a drawer that is as long as possible ( 6 foot plus ) and put drawer glides on each side so now I can store my rolls ( flat ) in the drawer ( instead of rolls piled up ) and you could put a lid with a hinge on it to keep out all the dust and crap so your leather would be safe and out of the way. You can make the bench and drawer any size to suit your needs. I hope this helps
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    Beeswax finish

    well since I am having weird results lately with the resolene finish I will explore the beeswax finish ( over alcohol based bye ) again, I would like all opinions on how well this works on a work belt and how often should it be recoated, thanks guys for any info John from Johns Belt Shop