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Old 02-24-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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Trouble with extensions

Can anyone give me some pointers on leather covers for feather extensions. Do you sew them and slide on or sew them directly on. Do you put glue as well? I can find pics of the front of them all day but never the back where they are laced up. Help?!?!?
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Duro Cement or welwood cement.

Slap it on the hide and then slap around the extensions.

No need for sewing.
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I use GOOP, it is a real good glue that bonds well and stays flexible for years. Dry fit the leather for the extension first, assemble it and then set the pieces to one side, then spread the goop to within a 1/4 inch of the edges of the leather, then gently roll it around the feathers and snuggle it gently tight. Do not over tighten the leather as it will get messy. Then after about an hour take a tooth pick and cover any missed areas of the seam again carefull not to cover the area that you want to show!!
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Being a paranoid sort who has seen too many glue failures. I glue with a flexible glue. I try to avoid stuff with lots of VOC's which can outgas and discolor things. Then for good measure, I oversew the seam with a matching color of thread.
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What the heck is VOCs, outgas and flexible glue????

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Being a paranoid sort who has seen too many glue failures. I glue with a flexible glue. I try to avoid stuff with lots of VOC's which can outgas and discolor things. Then for good measure, I oversew the seam with a matching color of thread.
Totally agree with OLC, commercial glues unless they are rated as archvial or conservation glues will wreck havoc on the hide over time. I've seen glues eat right though the hides or dry up and crust off. There is a glue made specially for hides/leathers and fur... furriers/taxadermists use it.

What I do with my feather extensions is first wrap leather then do embroidary thread work... there are a few tutorials on the site that cover that.
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