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Re: [BKARTS] Leather alternatives



well, I reckon you could use a skiver, if needed native color and apply
the needed color yourself, about 3 oz. thickness, and laminate a
hinging cloth to the back either full laminate or only there it matters.
if done right, there should be no trace of it seen from the front.

charles

On Wednesday, September 25, 2002, at 09:09  AM, William Minter wrote:

> In a message dated 9/25/02 10:42:30 AM, ddrake@DREAMINGMIND.COM writes:
>
> << What about Grade 3 goatskins from Harmatan's ($7 sq ft). You'll
> have to
> dodge an imperfection here and there  >>
>
> Don,
> Thanks. HOWEVER, I neglected to mention that I also want to avoid have
> to
> pare the leather for turn-ins because of the added labor cost. AND, I
> do not
> want to have the leather pared/shaved/thinned all-over because I want
> the
> maximum thickness for strength in the hinge area.
> Bill Minter
>
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