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Old Tired Squire In Action

Old Tired Squire In Action

Monday, August 15, 2011

Making armor! (First Hardened Leather Project)

I started working on my demi-gauntlet tonight.  Nothing fancy; just water hardened leather over a pigskin glove.

We got yer basic construction paper template I made up tonight.  (Go ahead, laugh; but construction paper was what I could find).

Soaked the leather in cold water for 10 minutes and then dropped in hot 160-180 degrees until it started curling.  30 seconds more and I pulled it out.

Patted leather dry with paper towels and formed to back of hand over glove.

Then I strapped the leather down to my custom form:

Okay, it's really a free beer glass from Buffalo Wild Wings, but it works!

More to follow...

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