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10528Re: Period leather glue

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  • Chris Nickel
    Oct 7, 2005
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      --- In medieval-leather@yahoogroups.com, Alasdair Muckart
      <silver@w...> wrote:
      >
      > On Saturday 08 October 2005 11:17, Chris wrote:
      >
      > Hi Chris,
      >
      > > >I haven't tried this yet myself, but a flour paste glue would
      probably do
      > > > the job well enough to hold things in place while you stitch
      it up.
      > > >
      > > >You'll want additional sealant than just the glue though.
      > >
      > > Actually, what I am looking for is a way to not only hold it
      together while
      > > I stitch the piece, but also to permanently hold the edges
      together so that
      > > I get one nice seam instead of two distinct peaces of leather.
      > > I am going to seal the leather with bee's wax.
      >
      > I'm perhaps misunderstanding your description, but holding the
      edges together
      > should be a job for the stitching shouldn't it?
      >
      > If you have issues with the edges of your seams spreading out, try
      moving your
      > stitching closer to the edge. If your stitching is no more than 1-
      1.5
      > thicknesses in from the edge they shouldn't be able to spread.
      >
      > By thickness, I mean thickness of the individual layers, so if
      you're sewing 3
      > layers of 3mm (~1/8 in) leather together, you put your stitching
      3mm in from
      > the edge, not 9mm.
      >
      > --
      > Al.
      >
      I put the stich anout 1/16th of an inch from the edge. The pieces
      stay together nicley until I wax them. At that point the edges
      spread apart.
      -Erich
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