Catchin' some rays.

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Here are some pieces of leather catchin' some rays prior to being made into a sheath. No spray on tans around here.:cool:

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If I can help it, I try not to use dyes to color leather. An easy way to get a nice "Saddle Tan" color on veg tan leather is to give it a good rub down witth some oil, neatsfoot oil or even extra virgin olive oil, and setting it the sun. A medium coat of oil evenly applied is what you want. The longer you leave it in the sun the darker it will get until you have a nice dark tan color. This method works particularly well here in El Paso since we have over 300 days of sunshine a year. :D
 

leatherman

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Good advice! Saddle tan dye can be one of the most frustrating colors to apply. Our Texas sun is also rather intense as well. Kind of an understatement lately for sure, over 100 for two days now and not letting up. :eek:
 
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