I have already written an article here on how to slick edges on leather, but in this blog post I want to share a video that I did that goes a little more in depth on slicking edges on leather.
If you have done any amount of leather work at all, then you have experienced the chore of finishing your edges on your various projects. If you find this task time consuming and boring, then you are not alone. This is probably the one task in all my projects that I do not love (actually dislike) the most when it comes to making anything out of leather. But, at the end of the day, if you are going to do leatherwork and want to have a professional look about your work then you must properly slick and finish your edges.
If you want to go back and read the first article that I wrote on this topic then you are welcome to do that before watching this video, as it provides you with a great list of tools and supplies that you will need for my slicking process. You can find that article HERE.
Update: We now offer the Fiebings Glycerine Saddle Soap Bar here on the website for purchase if you want to give this process a try. Usually any feed store will sell the same product, but we have it also if you need some.
There are certainly many ways to accomplish the professional edges that you are looking for in your work and this is certainly not the only way to do this. This is simply the best way that I have found to finish my edges. This process was taught to me through years of studying best practices of some of the finest craftsman that I have ever had the oppurtunity to work with and learn from. And to them I say thank you for passing down this bit of knowledge that I am going to pass down to you here.
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