10631Re: [medieval-leather] Re: Wax OR water hardening leather.
- Mar 1, 2006Jon Terris wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, <khailil1180@...> wrote:Soak the leather through, then bake at ~75 degr. This is a lot safer
> > Have to agree, veg tanned works best when water hardened.
> Is that the general consensus?
> Does water hardening give a more rigid leather than wax hardening?
> If so, will the technique of heating the leather and THEN applying
> water work or does it have to be dipped?
> Again, I'm worried about ruining the work I've done so far- my one
> experience of water dipped leather came out hard but VERY scarred.
> Anyone have any advice on the safest way to do this without ruining
> Please? Pretty Please?
than dipping into hot water, IMO. I don't think heating then applying
water will work very well.
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