Simeon54

CHRISTINA bag, recently finished.

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1 minute ago, Sheilajeanne said:

Hidepounder says gum trag prevents dye and edge coat from penetrating the edge, so he uses glycerine saddle soap instead and follows with a final coat of paraffin after dyeing. The gum trag could be what's causing the problem. And yeah, I am finding the same thing about the leather quality. Now working on my second bag, which is a much better quality leather than the first, and the edges burnish super easily with just a little rubbing!

If you do use gum trag, it should be after you have dyed the edge.
But to be honest, I now only use water to burnish an edge. I'm about to experiment with a professional edge paint from Italy, a brand called Giardini. This will look much more like the edges you see on top end hand bags I think and I'm aiming for that as I'm selling pieces in the range of €800 to €1200 each, so got to look super finished.

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Doesn't hurt to experiment! But here is Hidepounder's method (Bob Parks). He makes some VERRRY nice stuff!

 

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1 hour ago, Sheilajeanne said:

Doesn't hurt to experiment! But here is Hidepounder's method (Bob Parks). He makes some VERRRY nice stuff!

Thanks, I'll check it out!

 

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Very nice work, and at least one Norfolk person is proud of your work

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15 hours ago, chrisash said:

Very nice work, and at least one Norfolk person is proud of your work

Many thanks. Can I ask how you know I'm from Norfolk? My location is set to Arnhem. Curious.

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On 11/16/2017 at 11:44 AM, Simeon54 said:

Thanks Wedgetail, feel free to pass my details over to them. You can see more on my Instagram account: Simeon Morris Design. I see you're in Ipswich. Although I live in Arnhem now, I hail from Norwich. :-)

And thanks JD62. This leather came pre-dyed. I'm trying to move away from hand dying as it takes up so much time!

Simeon I think your post gave it away:lol::lol::lol:

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7 hours ago, chrisash said:

Simeon I think your post gave it away:lol::lol::lol:

Haha, I didn't remember writing that. :-)

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