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Casing the leather?

Hello my name is zakwan
This is my first time to try doing project with leather and i try to do my research. And my question is before we start tooling with our leather do we need to do something? Like casing the leather? I read some people put the leather into warm water and some just spray some water on the leather.
I also read someone put some oil on his leather before start tooling and after making the holes
Is it important to do those steps?
Btw I thil your class is very informative for a beginner like me and i am waiting for my tools to arrive and start my own leather project. Thanks

I don't cover leather tooling techniques in this class. In this class I'm using chrome tanned leather which can't be tooled. But you could certainly make the wallet with veg tanned leather if you wanted to tool it. If you search for "leather tooling" on Instructables, or check out some of my other Instructables such as How to Be an Elf (https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-be-an-Elf/), Leather Owl Phone Holster (https://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Owl-Phone-Holster/), or DIY Millennium Falcon Purse (https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Millennium-Falcon-Purse/), you will find all the info you need :)