Hey guys, I’ve done some searches and I’ve gotten a LOT of great information about WHAT Vegetable Leather is and that it is much better for our Glowforges than Chrome or Oil Tanned Leathers.
This past weekend I picked up a BUNCH of leather scraps from the leather vendors at Maryland Renaissance Festival, and I’d like to know how I can tell if each scrap is either Vegetable Tanned Leather or something else. The only thing I think I can do is to cut a piece and burn it with fire. If it produces a Blue or Green flame, don’t use it. If it produces a Yellow or Red flame, it’s most likely Vegetable Tanned. Is this correct? Am I mixing testing techniques (This might be a test for Chlorine)? Will cutting Chrome or Oil Tanned hurt my machine?