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Author Topic: Flask...with leather  (Read 1002 times)
SigurdRebane
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« on: March 25, 2012, 01:22:54 am »

I've seen so many flasks that are bound in leather and I already have a flask but I'm not sure how to make the leather itself stick to the flask. Any ideas? I know this is an odd question, and I apologize for my spelling and vagueness/bluntness.
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2012, 03:31:13 am »

change flask for book maybe?

http://www.instructables.com/id/Book-protector/
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2012, 04:50:24 am »

Not really an odd question, and your spelling looks okay to me.

From what I've read here, I suspect the easiest approach would be to cut the casing in two or three pieces out of veg-tanned leather, soak the leater well in water to soften it, wrap it tightly around the flask using leather thongs to lace the edges together, then let the leather dry and shrink into place.

If the flask is metal, you will need to protect it from the wet leather. If you intend the leather casing to be removeable, you could wrap it in cling-film; if you want a non-removeable case (which would be simpler to make,) you could simply paint the part of the flask that will be covered.

You may know this already, but you will need to use vegetable-tanned leather for this, as chrome-tanned leather won't stretch or take the shape properly.
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SigurdRebane
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 03:56:11 am »

Thanks for the help. I have been able to finish the flask in my off time, which turned out quite nicely. Thanks again!
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2012, 11:00:13 am »

Pictures please, or it didn't happen!
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2012, 03:46:24 am »

I'll have to find my camera...  Grin
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