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  1. I am making a leather slipcase for a MacBook Pro based on the instructions from the Slip Pouch project in Nigel Armitage's leathercraft book. (Amazon Link Below) In this particular chapter, he recommends using a 3-4 oz. weight. All I have at the moment is a 5-6 oz. Can I use that as a substitution? If so, are there any things that I need to keep in mind? Amazon Link: CLICK HERE
  2. This looks like it could work, do you have a product link by any chance? I just don’t want to get the wrong thing by accident.
  3. Thanks for all the advice everyone. What product do you use? Fiebing’s Edge-Kote? Something different? Most tutorials I’ve seen say to burnish before applying edge-kote. Is that true? Since I wrote this post last night, I’ve experimented some more and I found that using beeswax instead of gum tragacanth seems to work well. Would that work long-term? Would I want to use the edge paint with the beeswax? Or just the beeswax on its own?
  4. I am making a small bag out of a chrome-tanned hide and I would like to add a liner for the inside. The only leather I have in a suitable weight for a liner is a piece of veg tan. How do you suggest I go about burnishing the edge? Is it even necessary? I realize that this might not be the best way to accomplish this, it might even be over complicated. The whole point of this project is for me to try something new and to test my abilities, so I’m not too worried about that.
  5. I have my eye on a leather wallet pattern that I plan to purchase, but I want to try and add rolled edges to both sides of the main pouch where bills go, since I like the look. I’m aware of the technique, but how much space would I need to add to the pattern’s edges to make enough space for the rolled edges? The tutorial that comes with the pattern says to burnish those edges.
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