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Offline MikeM.

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Leather Question
« on: January 12, 2020, 09:36:36 am »
Will wetting leather make it shrink a bit?
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Re: Leather Question
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2020, 11:59:19 am »
Not so much. What are you wanting to do?

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Re: Leather Question
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2020, 12:31:04 pm »
Slightly shrink a belt
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Re: Leather Question
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2020, 01:50:45 pm »
I don't think you'll get the results you are looking for.

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Re: Leather Question
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2020, 01:52:04 pm »
Yeah I didn?t think so
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Re: Leather Question
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2020, 02:07:03 pm »
I?ve stretched leather belt loops by wetting them and then put it around two angled cut pieces of wood and then let it dry. Once I shortened a belt that I didn?t want to mess with either finished end by cutting the outside layer in one spot and the liner an inch away so as to stagger the seams and sew and glue it back together. But make the cuts where they are hidden under a holster or shotgun slide. An unusual request as most cas gunbelts tend to shrink all by themselves but it does take a few years.
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Re: Leather Question
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2020, 03:29:29 pm »
Do you guys see away that this could be shortened an inch or so?
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Re: Leather Question
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2020, 03:50:42 pm »
Shorten the tongue and punch a couple new holes would be the most obvious solution. You?ll probably need to shorten it anyway as your cartridge loops will be in the way of the extra tongue.
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Re: Leather Question
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2020, 07:31:10 pm »

 :o   WHAT???  Says WHOM    ???

I'll have you all to understand, every single one of my Gunbelts and Shotshell Belts, every single one, shrank over the last Winter.  I shudder to think what will happen as they are again unattended for the duration of .... Winter.  They (The Belts) have absolutely no ADULT supervision   :-\   I anticipate a disaster with the arrival of Spring.  Woe is Me.  Oh Woe is Me :'(

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Re: Leather Question
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2020, 08:08:31 pm »
I'll have you all to understand, every single one of my Gunbelts and Shotshell Belts, every single one, shrank over the last Winter

I had the same experience. I was hoping that, left alone, they would multiply, but no.

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Re: Leather Question
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2020, 09:47:05 pm »
Well, there is that !! Lol
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Re: Leather Question
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2020, 10:13:12 pm »
Doesn't even take all winter, usually happens during the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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