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TucanSam

Slicking

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Hey folks just wondering what yalls   opinion is for glass/wood slicking the leather before starting, specifically figure carving using modeling spoons and such. Thanks!

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I've experimented with it but don't have a great deal of experience using the method. I'll usually make a mixture of glycerin soap and water, rub and lather it on the leather, and then slick with a piece of glass. I do find it makes my swivel knife glide quite smoothly. Probably an error with something I'm doing but do find the leather darkens significantly after slicking.

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I like to slick before tooling but thats just me, many opinions on the subject. Try both and see what you like. Slicking IMHO provides a nice smooth finish to start with before the mangling begins.

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