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hot wax sheath

Discussion in 'Other Projects' started by cliffka, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. cliffka

    cliffka New Member

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    Just finished hot waxing the sheath I made for a little hump back skinner I built. Didn't turn out too bad although there are a few bugs to work out. I heated oil & wax till all was melted & about 230F, then as it cooled I dipped one old sheath at about 210F. I thought that I'd dip below the boiling point in case there was moisture in the leather. It distorted a bit though not bad. The sheath pictured I dipped at 168F & found that the edges didn't absorb well. I reheated to 185F & was happy with the result. I used .9 kg parafin, .6 kg bees wax & 450 ml neatsfoot oil. Wadaya think?

  2. FORGE

    FORGE Active Member

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    Looks good Cliff. I think my oil is hotter than that, I know it really starts to bubble after the leather is in it for 10-15 seconds.

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