Leather finish for back quiver?

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Leather finish for back quiver?

Post by BowHuntingFool » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:36 am

I made a back quiver for my son's upcoming birthday. It is made out of vegetable tan leather that I stained brown! I picked up Neat Lac to finish it but have no experience with it. Has anyone used Neat Lac before or is there a better way of finish/sealing the quiver??? Also will it darken the leather at all?

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Re: Leather finish for back quiver?

Post by tommyg » Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:03 pm

After I stain my bags I apply one or two coats of kiwi shoe polish.
Rub it in good,let it set a minute then brush it.
If you dont brush it good it will come off on your clothes.

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Re: Leather finish for back quiver?

Post by BowHuntingFool » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:54 pm

Thanks Tommy, I picked up some Montana Pitch Blend, have you ever used it for your stuff?? I'm hoping I can just use this over the dye and be done with it..
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Re: Leather finish for back quiver?

Post by tommyg » Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:49 pm

Ive never used that before.
Can you tell me more about it?

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Re: Leather finish for back quiver?

Post by rancid crabtree » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:31 pm

I use neatsfoot oil followed by mink oil. Most all think of this nature will further darken the leather.
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Re: Leather finish for back quiver?

Post by BowHuntingFool » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:46 pm

Montana Pitch Blend is a mixture of all natural stuff. It has Pine Pitch, Mink Oil and Beeswax! I have heard a lot of Trad guys use this stuff. I picked it up at a Horse TacK Shop! Its supposed to let the leather breathe because of no silicon or petroleum products! After I buffed out the leather from the Dye I applied it, it did darken the leather but I took this into consideration with the Dye, I used a light Brown!

Here is a pic of the rough draft...

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Here is a pic from yesterday while fitting the bottom. I since took the entire quiver apart, finished the dye and applied the Pitch Blend. I'll post some more pics of the progress!

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Re: Leather finish for back quiver?

Post by tommyg » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:52 pm

The quiver is beautiful.
Excellent craftsmanship.
I may have to try some pitch blend.

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Re: Leather finish for back quiver?

Post by White Falcon » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:20 pm

Shoe polish.
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