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BubingaBill

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03-10-2016 03:33 PM

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Morning Jocks,
I have a customer that wants me to build a cue case and wrap in in suede. I know affixing leather to table tops has been done for a very long time so I’m hoping this is an easy question.
Please let me know what brand you like and trust.
Thanks,
Bill

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Bill White

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#1 posted 03-10-2016 03:55 PM

What brand? Brand of what? Leather, glue?
Bill

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BubingaBill

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#2 posted 03-10-2016 04:01 PM

Sorry Bill.
Brand of glue. I’m getting the suede from a local leathersmith.

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#3 posted 03-10-2016 04:05 PM

When I had my picture framing shop I used 3M 77 spray adhesive to bond fabric to mat boards and to wood frame liners.

If you spray one surface it is repositionable. If you spray both surface it becomes permanent instantly.

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Adhesives/Tapes/Products/~/3M-Super-77-Multipurpose-Spray-Adhesive-Net-Wt-16-75-oz-12-per-case?N=5396314+3293242460+4294924301&rt=rud

Hollanders, a book binding supply house recommends wheat paste. They also sell the leather that is used for book binding and that is thin enough for wrapping.

See: http://www.hollanders.com/index.php/bookcloth-leather.html

Remember that leather will telegraph imperfections through the surface. So the preparation of the wood should be like you were applying a clear finish—very smooth.

Also apply the adhesive in a room with little chance of saw dust landing on the glue—that will show through also.

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#4 posted 03-10-2016 04:09 PM

I’ve used both the 3M spray adhesive and contact cement with good results. For thinner suede, I’d lean toward the spray on both surfaces for a permanent bond, like Cooler mentioned.

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BubingaBill

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#5 posted 03-10-2016 04:22 PM

OK, thanks for the suggestions. I’m worried about this pealing or blistering after a year or so. I’ve never attempted this before so thanks for the help!

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#6 posted 03-10-2016 09:06 PM

I have attached tooled leather to wood using titebond2, on a fireplace bellows. Still holding fast for over six years now.

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#7 posted 03-10-2016 09:13 PM

WOW!
OK thanks Jim!!

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