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MEGA JESUS-SAMA
8th May 11, 07:22 AM
Do you know anything about boiling leather?
Does it shrink in the process? are boiled leather pieces sewn and then boiled or boiled and then sewn?
How does it affect the tanning and dye on the leather?
Could garment weight leather survive the process?

Spade: The Real Snake
8th May 11, 08:15 AM
so the girl suit is finally coming together, Jame?

billy sol hurok
8th May 11, 08:35 AM
. . . and we haven't heard from Loli in a while . . .

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
8th May 11, 08:40 AM
so the girl suit is finally coming together, Jame?

7677

AAAAAA
8th May 11, 08:50 AM
Somebody feed that guy before it's too late

resolve
8th May 11, 09:29 AM
Ragnarok is nigh...

Adouglasmhor
8th May 11, 12:46 PM
Garment weight leather would turn into a chip if you used it for Cuir Bouilli. Here's as good a way as any to fake it. I made someone a secrete (armoured scull cap) using more or less this method.
http://www.amtgard-eh.com/library/howtocuir.html

Should be fine for making your Cameo style codpiece.

TheMightyMcClaw
9th May 11, 12:02 AM
Why are you boiling it? I'll soak leather in hot water to make it more pliable before shaping it, but have never bothered throwing it on the stove.
Generally, if leather is thin enough to sew, it's flexible enough that you won't need to shape it.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
9th May 11, 02:04 AM
I want the stiffness and look of boiled leather. I'd probably retreat it after the fact so that the garment is actually wearable.

resolve
9th May 11, 07:52 AM
Boiling leather is only good for making armor.

So obviously wants fetish armor.

TheMightyMcClaw
9th May 11, 09:12 PM
I want the stiffness and look of boiled leather. I'd probably retreat it after the fact so that the garment is actually wearable.

If you're trying to make the stiff, renaissance-faire lookin' armor-type leather, then just use thick leather to begin with. You'll probably want to rivet it together instead of sewing it, though.