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Oil Tan leather for Valet Trays (catch all's)?

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Hey all.

I'm thinking of making leather valet trays and found some amazing looking oil tans on Springfield's site.  Wondering if this type of leather would be good for valet trays.  I don't plan on wet forming them, and understand I couldn't with oil tan leather.  I bought a valet template from Maker's supply and would probably stitch in a different leather for the bottom to make it more formal and add rigidity.  Here are the oil tans I'm considering:

https://www.springfieldleather.com/Vintage-Gold-Rush-Buffalo

https://www.springfieldleather.com/SLC-Oil-Tan-Cowboy-Collection?quantity=1&color=206 (probably the vintage and oxblood).

As a side note, I'd probably explore using these for watch straps, as that's the main item I make currently.

Thanks!

Neil

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On 5/12/2022 at 1:48 PM, NeilMott said:

Hey all.

I'm thinking of making leather valet trays and found some amazing looking oil tans on Springfield's site.  Wondering if this type of leather would be good for valet trays.  I don't plan on wet forming them, and understand I couldn't with oil tan leather.  I bought a valet template from Maker's supply and would probably stitch in a different leather for the bottom to make it more formal and add rigidity.  Here are the oil tans I'm considering:

https://www.springfieldleather.com/Vintage-Gold-Rush-Buffalo

https://www.springfieldleather.com/SLC-Oil-Tan-Cowboy-Collection?quantity=1&color=206 (probably the vintage and oxblood).

As a side note, I'd probably explore using these for watch straps, as that's the main item I make currently.

Thanks!

Neil

Definitely you will need another leather or some other product inside for stiffness good luck with them like to see when they are done.

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I made one with a 5-6 oz. oil tan for the outside and a 6-7 oz. veg tan in the bottom.  It is different but worked out very well.  I used the pin shackles on the corners of that one instead of sewing or chicago screws.  I have to admit that I saw the idea about the pin shackles from someone on here.  I never considered getting a pattern.  I just make them square and whatever size I want.

JM2C

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