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I'm working on a pair of forearm crutches that will be getting leather on the arm cuffs and handles. I'm seriously looking at Springfield Leather's Sof-Tan milled veg tan. I've never worked with veg tan or milled veg tan before but the idea that the milled veg tan might be softer and more flexible appeals to me. Also, because of the intended use I don't want to use a dyed product. That's one of the reasons I'm looking at veg tan leather. I don't want the dyes possibly rubbing off on the client's clothes. Has anyone here worked with Springfield's Sof-Tan leathers and how is it to work with? I can't seem to get their site to come up right now or I would post a link. Thanks, Rodney
Hi all you lovely informed leather workers! I am new to leather crafting, and have been getting really into carving and tooling. I really like the suppleness of milled leather for the kinds of bags I am using, and just wondering if anyone has a source for this kind of leather outside of Tandy. The leather I've gotten from Tandy has been nice, but I would love to find a more affordable/wholesale place to purchase, or just any alternative. Any leads or information would be wonderful! Thanks! Hailey San Juan Island, WA, USA
Anybody know of a product that will permanently seal or finish (weather/stain-proof) 'milled' veg tanned cowhide leather and still keep it's soft feel? I think it's tumbled and so the top grain might be slightly open, almost like suede or nubuck, but it doesn't really have a nap to it...feels kinda like thick deer or elkskin. Products I've tried; Leather balm w/atom wax, tan coat, saddle lac and resolene, and they all left a waxy or clear-coat type finish. I have not tried Eco-Flo's Block Out Resist Finish yet and that claims to dry to a matte finish. .Anybody had any luck with it? I'm thinking at best I'll hafta resort to a Scotch-guard type product like 4 Seasons or Protect-all...do they still make that?... anyways, those are more of a 'treatment' and not a permanent finish. I'm open to all ideas and suggestions, thanks for taking the time to read this, ~confounded cobbler in Traverse City