Any leather workers?
Just finished redoing my dining chair seats, replacing the disintegrating PU covers with actual leather.
There are a few off-cuts left over and had an idea for creating a small leather covered display stand for a couple of large scale Roman Centurion models I have.
I would like to stretch the leather over a wooden form and eliminate any bunching, but not sure what sort of shape would be best.
My other figure stands are just small pine posts about 3-4 inches tall and 1.5 inches on each side, that have been chamfered and stained, with some decorative routed edging at the bottom. Ideally I would like a similar shape on the leather stand but I don't know if that's practical without obvious bunching. Would also be a larger stand as the figures are about 7-8 inches tall.
Any suggestions or hints on the best way to smoothly form leather are welcome.
I have done some basic research into soaking and boiling leather for forming, but have not yet begun to peruse YouTube, or really read in depth.
Another option I was considering was to cut a cross shaped piece of leather that could be folded over a square form and hide the cut edges with bronze or iron strip, which I thought might be appropriate for a Roman display. Only issue there would be acquiring bronze or iron.
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Last edited by pave_spectre; 02-14-2017 at 09:55 AM.