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  • Butynot commented on JDTagish's instructable Introduction to Leatherworking5 months ago
    Introduction to Leatherworking

    Thanks for this tutorial JD. I have a strange project involving pelts and hope perhaps you can add some more info for gluing leathers. Fifty odd years ago my dad got a stunning sealskin coat, Nanook of the North style literally. It's dried a bit over the years (but still flexible) and I rarely wear it due to the seems splitting so I decided to take it apart and repurpose it. I have some leather knee high mocassins that the sleeves fit right over nicely along with other moose and deerskin mocs and a couple washable suede shirts I figure I'd attach the pelts onto. Especially the large back piece over a shirt back. Or maybe on a jean jacket or leather coat, not quite sure yet as I have a lot to work with. I haven't removed the satin lining yet but I figure the best way to bond is leather ...see more »Thanks for this tutorial JD. I have a strange project involving pelts and hope perhaps you can add some more info for gluing leathers. Fifty odd years ago my dad got a stunning sealskin coat, Nanook of the North style literally. It's dried a bit over the years (but still flexible) and I rarely wear it due to the seems splitting so I decided to take it apart and repurpose it. I have some leather knee high mocassins that the sleeves fit right over nicely along with other moose and deerskin mocs and a couple washable suede shirts I figure I'd attach the pelts onto. Especially the large back piece over a shirt back. Or maybe on a jean jacket or leather coat, not quite sure yet as I have a lot to work with. I haven't removed the satin lining yet but I figure the best way to bond is leather to leather, not leather to fabric to leather, right? Would I need to rough up my leathers I'm glueing the pelts onto? What would you suggest I use as a glue for this project and would you recommend spraying or nozzle application as you described above? I now live in Florida so it's not like I'll be wearing them often but I do want to salvage these beautiful skins while I can and use them during our short cold spells [plus probably freak out some locals in the process, bonus]. I want them to last a long time too and know that some glues are better than others for the longterm. I appreciate any advice you have to offer and thank you in advance for taking the time to read and consider my questions.Butynot [:.

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