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    Pretty nice hobby. Those are great.

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    I want to wet form a zippo pouch , any ideas how should i do it ?
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    Don't know what to think about a guy that makes fantastic You-tube videos and did not check You-tube for some instructions!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vulGcH34cU

    This film is language neutral and I do not think the guy speaks at all! Pure visual instructions.

    I often skip the part where he uses a form to shape the wet leather, I use the item itself, wrapped in a piece of plastic bag or cling wrap.
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    I guess my original pic's aren't come thru....
    Oh well....What Kyrat said....
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    Quote Originally Posted by kyratshooter View Post
    Don't know what to think about a guy that makes fantastic You-tube videos and did not check You-tube for some instructions!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vulGcH34cU

    This film is language neutral and I do not think the guy speaks at all! Pure visual instructions.

    I often skip the part where he uses a form to shape the wet leather, I use the item itself, wrapped in a piece of plastic bag or cling wrap.
    I don't know my friend , I viewed many videos and I am doing it the same way without the clamps and woods but *** I see the leather of this guy took the raw form with a few strokes of the burnisher but I was burnishing for about 10 minutes on all sides , I have already started doing it , but the leather wont keep the form as much as this guys leather does , not even close.
    everyone tends to say veg tan leather , what does that mean ? maybe my leather is not vegetable tanned ?
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    Guests can not see images in the messages. Please register in the forum. It's outside drying out like this

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    Here's how my leather looks


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    Your leather is "chromed tanned"....one give away is the blue tint on the edge.

    This kinda explains the different between vegetable tanned and Chrome Tanned.
    http://leatherworker.net/forum/topic...table-tanning/
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Your leather is "chromed tanned"....one give away is the blue tint on the edge.

    This kinda explains the different between vegetable tanned and Chrome Tanned.
    http://leatherworker.net/forum/topic...table-tanning/
    Ok thanks ! now I know more about buying my leather , I'll ask for veg tan when I go buying leather next time.
    So in what time will my sheaths crack ?
    That's why it's more difficult to wet form it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcckoka View Post
    Ok thanks ! now I know more about buying my leather , I'll ask for veg tan when I go buying leather next time.
    So in what time will my sheaths crack ?
    That's why it's more difficult to wet form it ?
    Probably not anytime soon....it more like the chrome tanned leather has salts and chemicals the may corrode metal if knives are left in storage.

    I gonna guess that the leather I used in the OP was chrome tanned.....was from a bag of scraps from a hobby store...and for some reason the pic's won't come out?.....
    I soaked it over night, and then clamped down over a mold....or as Kyrat says wrap up you object in a plastic bag.
    But I do not expect any problems.
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    When I wet the leather , if I don't wet the whole thing , it starts to have this stains Guests can not see images in the messages. Please register in the forum.


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    So here's the final product , I love it


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    Looks good ....nice job.
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    Thanks !


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    You did a very nice job!!

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    Thanks Rick


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