Practice Glove Done...

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Practice Glove Done...

Postby edingc » September 25th, 2008, 8:04 pm

Hello everyone-

I decided to work on an old glove as practice before I move onto relacing my Rawlings... I posted some pictures of this last week, but here's before and afters.

The original lacing pattern had been abandoned long ago so I had some fun coming up with a new one.

Thanks goes out to Bret for the laces.

BEFORE

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AFTER

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This glove is so much better than what it was before. Basically, I just hit it with tons of Lexol Conditioner and finished with a coat of pure lanolin.
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Postby Tedwilliams94sox » October 5th, 2008, 5:29 pm

looks good, where do you buy pure lanolin and how do you like it compared to other conditioners?
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Postby candlestick » October 5th, 2008, 8:47 pm

check out otc retail as an ebay store. if you use it do not use a lot. instead use a little and really rub it in. initially it will be tacky then within a day or two it becomes soaked in looses the tacky feeling. it does darken slightly so it you really like the color try something else. lexol nf supposedly does a nice job of cleaning/conditioning but i have not tried that. it is next on my list.
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Postby edingc » October 5th, 2008, 11:02 pm

Tedwilliams94sox wrote:looks good, where do you buy pure lanolin and how do you like it compared to other conditioners?


http://www.herbalremedies.com/

That's where I got the lanolin that I used on this glove. It's $5.89 (plus shipping) for 7 oz of it. I also purchased some "liquid" lanolin from them but I haven't tried that on anything.

I've only used Lexol brown bottle conditioner other than lanolin. Personally I like the feel and look of the lanolin better, but I've used a combo of the two on different gloves.

Like candlestick said lanolin does get a little tacky until it dries completely, but I didn't notice much of a darkening effect. This glove was just so dry (probably went about 40 years without any conditioning) that it darkened as it moistened and it actually took quite a bit. I used lanolin on my tan Gold Glove and it didn't seem to darken it that much, but because the leather wasn't very dry it didn't take near as much.
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Postby jsalinas » November 15th, 2008, 3:24 pm

I like to make simple drawings of lace patters (this helps me a lot).

If it's a web I'm working on...I like to do one-half of the web while using the other side as a template.

Sometimes I have my digital camera handy and will snap about 6 or 8 shots for memory. :D
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Postby wjr953 » November 15th, 2008, 4:04 pm

Texas,
Great ideas, both of them! I never did the diagram thing, but I I know others on this board have done that. I have used my digital camera more than once.

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Postby wickedwoman11 » November 16th, 2008, 2:17 pm

Those chocolate laces look great on it! Good job!
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