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Re: [BKARTS] stiff morrocan leather



Good morning Jack,
Did you receive the piece of leather I mailed you yet?
If not I can send another.
Thanks
Dave

At 10:58 PM 30/09/02 -0700, you wrote:
>Dave,
>
>When skins come out of the tan bath they are stiff, and need to be curried
>to soften them.  The leather you received may have been native tanned and
>not curried.
>
>If you send me a 6-inch square piece from one of them I'd be happy to
>apply some post-tannage oils and some elbow grease to determine whether
>or not the skins are a total loss or not.
>
>Jack
>
>
>
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