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StacySmith
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

StacySmith

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Location: New Orleans, For now

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Posted:I'm making a simple set of fire fingers, with leather straps, (fitted with a clip so they don't slip off) But the leather is still really stretchy. Is there something I can do to it to get it to tighten up? (the leather...)

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

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Posted:Dry it in an oven?

Google it?



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simian


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Posted:Soaking the leather in water and then baking it should make it shrink, and get harder. I'm pretty sure that anything which makes the leather shrink would make it harder and less flexible too, which may not be what you want.

How much it will be affected at different temperatures is dependent on the leather.

Can't you just make the straps shorter?


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maus
BRONZE Member since Jul 2005

maus

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Posted:For my fingers i made a spiral out of wire to fit snuggly around the fingertip,then put the leather over the top,
Soaked it in warm salt water then blow dried it.

Bit long winded i know but worked for me!

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Ade
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

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Location: australia

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Posted:if you can find bits of wood similar to the thickness of your fingers, you can wet the leather and attach the leather to the wood to size it.

I'm not sure that I'd put it in the oven - have never tried that myself - I would just pop it in a spot to dry naturally. The leather should shrink down from there...

...but I have to ask - why is the leather stretchy in the first place? and how would this work on a set of fire fingers - will they be loose and prone to falling off shrug


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Fire Bunny
SILVER Member since Nov 2003

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Posted:o thats a good point hay.

when i made my fingers i got brass tube, and some thinish number 8 fencing wire. i just twisted the wire to fit my fingers and then put the wire up the brass tube. worked really well smile


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Point_Blank
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

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Posted:Good old #8 fencing wire, you can do anything with it. Kiwi Ingenuity at its peak eh?

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

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Posted:Maybe use less strtchy leather and soften it with hot water to make it pliable then put it where you want and let it dry.

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