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JDK67

SLC sof-tan vegi-tan leather

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I am very new to leather crafting and purchased this leather for a project.  It is very “fluffy” on the inside. Looking for any advice on how to tame this down. Thinking about a glass slicker, but if someone has other ideas/experiences I would be grateful. 

Sorry no pics

This is called a Sof-tan vegetable tan

Bought it from SLC.  

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It sounds like you may have brought Chrome leather which is often used for clothes and car seats etc, most hobby and professionals use veg tan leather for a more traditional item which can be tooled  to leave a impression on the leather

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I know which one you're talking about. SLC sells it.  It is listed as a veg tan.  It's one I'm very curious about and interested in.  I'm hoping Tony will see this and chime in with more specifics.

Does it have a lot of stretch?  I prefer a stretchy leather for covering cane handles.

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I’m not really experienced with leather, but it doesn’t appear to be “obviously” stretchy. 

Im now home from work, and have a few pics. But can’t upload them. 

I guess because I’m a new member to the forum.  

I really like the looks of this leather. It has a grain on the face. And the back side isn’t too bad. Just looking for a way to clean it up a little. 

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You could slick it down with gum tragacanth. Smear on a thin coat like you were smearing butter on bread to make a sandwich. Any straight edge will do. I did a test piece on some veg tan with a piece of smooth timber.

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On 8/10/2018 at 4:24 PM, JDK67 said:

I’m not really experienced with leather, but it doesn’t appear to be “obviously” stretchy. 

Im now home from work, and have a few pics. But can’t upload them. 

I guess because I’m a new member to the forum.  

I really like the looks of this leather. It has a grain on the face. And the back side isn’t too bad. Just looking for a way to clean it up a little. 

Thank you.

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