Re: [medieval-leather] Scived on both sides
- At 02:15 AM 6/15/2006, Anna T wrote:
>I bought a huge hide of cow leather from ebay at aIt's a mid-split. When they spilt a hide down for a thinner top-grain,
>good price. What I didn't recon with was that it had
>been scived on BOTH sides! It's barely 2 mm thick ans
>kind of stiff. Any ideas what can be made from it
>except middle soles?
that's the piece that is typically used to make the embossed and coated
Try giving it a wet-tear test. If it doesn't tear too easily, you can take
a wire brush to the better side and use it as a "buff" leather. Otherwise,
you have great supply of leather to use for mid-soles and things like welts
and filler pieces.
Ron Charlotte -- Gainesville, FL
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