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  • IvanL113 completed the lesson Fabric Glue in the class Glue Class1 year ago
  • IvanL113 commented on jessyratfink's instructable How to Dye Leather1 year ago
    How to Dye Leather

    Hiya, Ratfinky One! ;oD Been experimenting with jojoba oil (thanks to your *very* useful info about how and when to use it) & rubbing alcohol, and am discovering how and when to use each, in addition to using the waterstain on areas I've had to sand/rubbed/oiled on workpieces.As for "dyeing"; perused discussions where people have said waterstain is more like paint, as it does seem to dry enough to be workable in minutes, whereas you'd expect dye (like with fabric dyes) to take longer as it's supposed to penetrate the leather. Been experimenting with diluting water-based stains in combination with all the above, and finally think I'm getting *much* less lost in the plethora of conflicting stuff I've read, which had, frankly, left me terrified to try *anything*, lest I do it...

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    Hiya, Ratfinky One! ;oD Been experimenting with jojoba oil (thanks to your *very* useful info about how and when to use it) & rubbing alcohol, and am discovering how and when to use each, in addition to using the waterstain on areas I've had to sand/rubbed/oiled on workpieces.As for "dyeing"; perused discussions where people have said waterstain is more like paint, as it does seem to dry enough to be workable in minutes, whereas you'd expect dye (like with fabric dyes) to take longer as it's supposed to penetrate the leather. Been experimenting with diluting water-based stains in combination with all the above, and finally think I'm getting *much* less lost in the plethora of conflicting stuff I've read, which had, frankly, left me terrified to try *anything*, lest I do it wrong or in the wrong order and waste yet more leather...!Thanks again, Jessy...!

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  • IvanL113 commented on jessyratfink's instructable How to Dye Leather1 year ago
    How to Dye Leather

    Howdi, Ms Ratfink. ;o)) I've found that Tandy's Waterstain is touch dry in *minutes* (doesn't even seem to rub off) - which I'm just unused to with *any* kind of colourant...! Thanks for the heads-up re: the Jojoba oil; will add your teachings to my gradually expanding fountain of leatherworking knowledge...! :oD

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  • IvanL113 commented on jessyratfink's instructable How to Dye Leather1 year ago
    How to Dye Leather

    Hi. New to working with leather.Is it best to oil your leather between *each layer* of dye or only when the dyeing undyed leather and applying the first layer?Also, sounds silly, but how long should you wait for the dye to dry? When staining wood, even though stain may be touch dry, you need to allow extra time for curing. Does this apply to leather? I'm using Tandy's Eco-Flo Waterstain.

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  • IvanL113 commented on Kreat0r's instructable A Best Kept Secret to Losing Weight2 years ago
    A Best Kept Secret to Losing Weight

    Hi Ezequiel. I'm 43. I've now given up on the idea of ever returning to the gym; the idea just no longer appeals! I've no 6-pack, but my shape is still pretty damn good, despite everything. I look a lot better than many of the guys I hang around with who are generally older than me. :oDI guess I'm at an age where I'm just not bothered about having a bodybuilder's physique; far more important things that I want to get on track with in my life!i.

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  • IvanL113 commented on Kreat0r's instructable A Best kept secret to Losing weight2 years ago
    A Best kept secret to Losing weight

    Kiel814: I wondered if I'd come across a post on here saying that someone just naturally didn't put on weight because, unknowingly, they'd been intermittently fasting their whole life, because this instructable basically details what I've done pretty much my entire adult life, too. I've always assumed that I have a very high metabolism, and would joke that "I'm not very good at eating". But this instructable has shed new light on everything. Unlike yeself, I *do* like sweets/candy - and sugar in general. I also eat "processed" food, such as pies and and chips quite regularly. And I've not been to the gym in well over a year. However, despite this, my weight has always remained within the same boundary.Also, I rarely drink alcohol, unless I'm out. I detest beer and ha...

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    Kiel814: I wondered if I'd come across a post on here saying that someone just naturally didn't put on weight because, unknowingly, they'd been intermittently fasting their whole life, because this instructable basically details what I've done pretty much my entire adult life, too. I've always assumed that I have a very high metabolism, and would joke that "I'm not very good at eating". But this instructable has shed new light on everything. Unlike yeself, I *do* like sweets/candy - and sugar in general. I also eat "processed" food, such as pies and and chips quite regularly. And I've not been to the gym in well over a year. However, despite this, my weight has always remained within the same boundary.Also, I rarely drink alcohol, unless I'm out. I detest beer and have never understood why ANYONE would drink it, so this will be a huge contributing factor to my, clearly, distinctly "fxied" weight.I just assumed I had a very high metabolism. ivan

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