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Hi, I am making a knife sheath that is causing me some trouble and am wondering if anyone has a solution. I have the welt glued in with reina aquilim 315 which is a water based contact cement. It works great and I do follow the directions about applying to both sides, waiting until clear (around 30 min), then pushing pieces together and hammering. Then I waited at least 24 hours before using my awl and it seems as though the glue gets stuck to it creating little boogers. It makes it hell trying to punch the holes as well as slightly dangerous and prone to error when trying to hit the groove on the back side. I have been gluing the entire piece, so my next thought is I should try gluing everything except the area close to the approximate location of the stitch line. I think that would help, but on a welt - there really isn't much space there. I really don't want to resort to using Barges or the other hardcore cements, anyone else have this issue and have a solution for it? Thanks!
TCon posted a topic in Dyes, Antiques, Stains, Glues, Waxes, Finishes and Conditioners.Hi, I'm very new to leather working (just picked it up as a hobby), and I'm new to this forum. I'm currently working on a wallet, using vegetable tanned leather. I cut the pieces and dyed the leather black with an oil based dye from tandy leathers. After letting it sit over night, I then applied a satin shene finish to the pieces (also from tandy leather). The lady working at tandy leather told me to apply it and then take a cloth and rub the pieces after it drys. I did this, and noticed that the leather was quite sticky feeling. I read the instructions on the bottle and it said to clean up with soap water. So I did this and it was still sticky. I then did some research online and couldn't find much. It appears that I'm not suppose to rub the shene off but rather leave it on. I've applied several light coats, but it's still sticky. Is there anyway to fix this? Am I applying it incorrectly? Thank you!! Blessings, Tyler I should add that I have now been letting the shene sit on the leather overnight, and it is still quite sticky.