Friday, June 10, 2011

Gluing the Liner

I take a 2oz veg tan leather strip that I purchase from Hidecrafter's in Fort Worth, Tx.  I coat both the belt and liner straps with contact cement.  I then allow them to dry before I join the together.  How do I know if the glue is 'dry?'  When I apply the glue it has a 'wet' look.  When the shining or 'wet' is gone I know it is dry.  If you want to add strenght, apply a second coat of glue and allow it to dry before joining your pieces.  The second process works well when you have to wet your leather completely for moulding.

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