AdiposeFin

Please help: Leather suggestions for project in this picture

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Hello,

Long time lurker first time poster. Learned a lot from hanging out with this community. Thank you very much.

Quick question. I have only worked with Veg tan leathers and on smaller projects. I want to tackle a little larger project but not sure what type of leather was used for these two bags. Does anyone have any ideas on why type of leather and thickness? I realize that both of these leathers may be different or have different treatments.  Thank you for any suggestions, really appreciate any insight the group may have.  

 

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Main body of bag; any thickness from 1mm to 1.6mm. Veg tanned. Pre-dyed is useful and handy, otherwise, dyed by maker. Straps, flat, maybe 2mm to 2.4mm,  two thickness of main body leather to colour match if pre-dyed leather used

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Fred, thank you so much. I am used to working with veg tan but these seemed like they were a little more flexible. That being said I haven’t worked with anything as this as is being suggested.  Thank you. Any thoughts on finishes?

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I have 1.2 to 1.6mm veg tan which would be as flexible as these bags show. As they are commercially made I'd suggest that the maker got pre-dyed leather from the tannery, which also has a top lacquer finish applied. If it was me doing them with new leather I'd use my regular dye, then a coat of that dye diluted in some resolene, followed by an acrylic sealer such as 'Pledge Premium Finish' (check name) which is an acrylic varnish and not a polish.

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Fred, thank you!  I will do some research on these finishes. Sounds very promising. Thank you so much!!  Really appreciate your time!!

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