Dunedain Girdle-Purse

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Re: Dunedain Girdle-Purse

Postby caedmon » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:47 pm

Applied Vinegroon over lunch...
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Re: Dunedain Girdle-Purse

Postby Iodo » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:50 pm

That's splendid :P:
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Re: Dunedain Girdle-Purse

Postby Peter Remling » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:56 am

That is coming out real nice.
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Re: Dunedain Girdle-Purse

Postby Elleth » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:45 pm

so cool! Can't wait to see it all finished and sewn. :)
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Re: Dunedain Girdle-Purse

Postby caedmon » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:17 pm

So now that it's dried, it has a distinctively greenish cast. None of my test pieces have had that. Any of you vinegar black users know what's going on?
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Re: Dunedain Girdle-Purse

Postby Elleth » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:40 pm

Different leather reacts slightly differently: was your test piece cut from the same hide?

I'd be tempted to give it a second treatment if it's not light enough - I normally end up doing a couple passes before sealing. The exception being as I recall that Hermann Oak stuff which I don't think needed it.
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Re: Dunedain Girdle-Purse

Postby caedmon » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:11 pm

Some more work done.

I soaked it in a baking soda bath, and let it dry. A couple days later I added some olive oil. Man, it was thirsty! I used a half cup of olive oil and I'd bet it would have taken more.

Since then I've let it sit on paper towels and equalize.

Yesterday I cemented down the coin pockets and reenforecment strip, and today I punched stitching holes.

Next step, It's finally time to start stitching.

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Re: Dunedain Girdle-Purse

Postby Greg » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:53 am

Loving it!
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Re: Dunedain Girdle-Purse

Postby Iodo » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:41 am

That project gets better every time I see it :P
Are the coin pockets going to be drawstring?
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Re: Dunedain Girdle-Purse

Postby caedmon » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:26 am

Iodo wrote:That project gets better every time I see it :P
Are the coin pockets going to be drawstring?


Yes, based on this drawing from Goubitz.

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Re: Dunedain Girdle-Purse

Postby Elleth » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:47 pm

This is just getting jaw droppingly good. :)
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Re: Dunedain Girdle-Purse

Postby caedmon » Fri May 18, 2018 8:08 am

So, it's been a long time since I updated...

I mentioned how much olive oil it soaked up? About a half cup. Didn't think anything of it, until I came back to it the next day, and found oil had come back out and soaked through 3 layers of paper towels. So I have been wiping it down, and letting it dry for a few weeks, it now seems to have evened out.

So, let that be a lesson to you. Less is more. Back to sewing soon.
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Re: Dunedain Girdle-Purse

Postby Elleth » Fri May 18, 2018 1:10 pm

Can't wait!
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