Re: [Classicrendezvous] Reshaping a Leather Saddle


Example: Framebuilding

From: CYCLETRUCK@aol.com
Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 08:20:51 EST
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Reshaping a Leather Saddle
To: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


chuckschmidt@earthlink.net writes:
> CYCLETRUCK@aol.com wrote:
> >
> > -------If it is not so dry, dampen it with water cut with little bit of
> > vinegar.
>
> Wow! never heard of this Calvert. Sounds like a savy insider leather
> thing! What does the vinegar do???
>
> Chuck
>

The vingar acts as a wetting agent. It works well on new leather but seems to be even more important on leather that has had a lots of wax & oil packed into it.

Calvert Guthrie
Spitting distance from Kansas
But safely in Missouri.