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Jack142

preparing veg tan leather

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Jack142   

I'm working on a wallet for my daughter. I have been experimenting on washing the veg tan leather with Barkeepers friend, letting it dry ( it gets real stiff )  Then I rub on  a decent amount of neetsfoot oil , I let it soak in for a few days and then stamp and tool it.  So far, I think it stamps and tools easier.  And the leather is a lot less stiff.  I did notice, that I have to bend the leather to get it "softer "  which is the feel I want for her wallet.      I'm curious,  what do you guys do  ?

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MADMAX22   

Ya can clean it if you want with whatever, I usually just spray it with a mix of distilled water and saddle soap, slick it,wait till its good to tool and go to town. Neatsfoot oil after it has dried and dyed (if dying it). 

About a 100 different ways to do it, this is just how I "usually" do it.

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Jack142   

ok, thanks

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