Having attractive smooth edges on your leather work projects is more than likely one of your main goals. As LeatherHeads, we all want that super clean edge.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the amount of information out there on different edge finishing techniques. One of the things that isn’t talked about much is using the correct size edger for the material you are working with.
This video is focused on using the best edger size for your leather work projects. Simply using the wrong size edger can be the difference between a good looking edge and an edge that just doesn’t look right.
Quick Tip: How to Easily Dye Edges of a Leather Belt
If you want the complete finished and professional look, then I would recommend that you dye the edges of the leather belt you are working on. I spent years dyeing the edges of my belts, then didn’t dye them for a few years, and now I am back to dyeing them. To dye or not to dye is a personal preference.
In this video I show you the easiest way to get the edges of a leather belt dyed. Without getting it all over your hands and in places you don’t want it on the belt. Belts can be difficult to dye simply because of their length and that there is less space to hold width wise.
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. Continue reading →