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Leather Cuffs Part Deux!

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Other Leather Projects' started by PeterP, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. PeterP

    PeterP Active Member

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    With available time being something of a rarity, I only have time to play around with leather .
    here are two cuffs I made one is organic art and the other ...well you guys will recognise it..( I hope ) :p
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    IamSteve-O New Member

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    Nice work! Maybe try to let the leather dry a bit more before tooling. It will end up with more definition in the stamp marks. Some people wrap the wet leather up and leave it in the fridge for a bit. It's called casing or something like that.
     
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    PeterP Active Member

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    Thanks Steve, I was actually thinking about that today, I noticed the definition on the organic art starting to flatten , and that was one thing I remembered was I dint let it dry long enough on a flat surface.
     
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    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    You want the outer surface of the leather to be dry and cool to the touch.
    when cutting the lines should stay open
    when tooling the bottom of the bevels should appear dark compared to the rest of the leather.

    For the edges I have a tutorial that covers the basics
    http://canadian-artisan.com/burnishing-leather-edges/
     
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