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I cut these out after I had tried the glassing experiment. I just traced the patteren out one peice at a time and beveled then cut it out. I skived the back to thin the edges. I still have some tooling to do on the leaf scrolls but I didnt want to do it till after I sorta molded them. Now I just gotta wait till they dry so I can see what to do next.

Tom

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Those look wonderful bro!

William

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Found out how to spell applique.Also had this flap left over from another project. I'm gonna try and do something with the two of them. This whole thing started cause I wanted to experiment with the glassing method. Which by the way I used on a holster and it made a difference. oops, A.D.D. kicking in. Heres a pic of the Appliques stained with Febings Mahogany.

Tom

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That looks really cool, its kind of like doing filigri without the filigri (spelling).

How do you get that nice light mahogany color. Mine allways ends up being way too dark.

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That looks really cool, its kind of like doing filigri without the filigri (spelling).

How do you get that nice light mahogany color. Mine allways ends up being way too dark.

Maybe it was the leather or the glassing, but I rubbed it on, " the Fiebings" and just kept rubbing till till it was all gone and smooth.

Tom

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I ended up with a stain on the darn thing. but thats the way it goes sometimes. The flap is done with Fiebings Sheridans brown. Couldn't get the stain out no matter how hard I tried. I decided I was I was just :deadsubject: a dead horse so I gave up on it.

Tom

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Heck, stain or not, it still looks cool!

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If the stain came up at the spot where you first applied antique paste, try using Lexol on the entire piece after you stain but before the paste. Let it dry for a few hours at least.

Dave

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If the stain came up at the spot where you first applied antique paste, try using Lexol on the entire piece after you stain but before the paste. Let it dry for a few hours at least.

Dave

That exactly what happened. It was right where i first applied the Fiebings stain.

Tom

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Hey Tom,

Looks great. Call it a birth mark, beauty mark whatever you can and maybe you will start a new trend. By the picture it does not show up much. I am amazed at the way you contimue to push yourself to learn new techniques and other aspects of the leatherworking trade. The braiding seems to have come along nicely and now this. What do you do in your spare time?

Hope you have a great Christmas

Joe

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That exactly what happened. It was right where i first applied the Fiebings stain.

Tom

Tom,

I can't guarantee anything, but I think this happens when leather is very dry. Some lexol will add moisture back to the leather. The leather may not take the stain quite as well, but it may prevent the spotting. I usually apply the stain with an airbrush, so this usually happened to me when I first touched the antiquing paste to the leather. I just used some of the dryest leather I've ever had and I got no spotting. Give it a try on you next project, what have you got to lose?

Dave

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Tom,

I can't guarantee anything, but I think this happens when leather is very dry. Some lexol will add moisture back to the leather. The leather may not take the stain quite as well, but it may prevent the spotting. I usually apply the stain with an airbrush, so this usually happened to me when I first touched the antiquing paste to the leather. I just used some of the dryest leather I've ever had and I got no spotting. Give it a try on you next project, what have you got to lose?

Dave

How right you are. Thanks David. Here is something I was playing with. I was going to do something different with this but figured what the heck, need something to experiment on. Used Lexol and it worked out fine, no splochs.

Tom

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