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#1 posted 02-19-2018 05:29 AM

jtrz, apply mill file to the non-square side of your guide.

Oxoaltic acid is a “bleach” used on leather and wood to lighten tone or color.

Leather dyes are alcohol based and work well on wood.
Test on underside of tote. These dyes can be diluted with denatured alcohol (DNA).
Russet shade yields a red/brown color, black yields grey to black color depending absorb rate.

20 years as saddle maker and other leather products.

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