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Old 02-06-2018, 02:36 AM   #11
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Time to season the old L&M bag again. Does anyone have a good recipe for 'do it yourself' seasoning??? I'd like to give it a try. Thanks.
Thought L&Ms don't need seasoning, ever?
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Old 02-06-2018, 06:26 AM   #12
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Thought L&Ms don't need seasoning, ever?
I know that my L&M feels a little drier on the outside, and a bit less pliable, when it hasn't been seasoned every now and then. But it's an old L&M bag. I am trying to extend the life of it as long as I can.

Not sure about the seasoning needs of the newer ones.
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:11 AM   #13
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I know that my L&M feels a little drier on the outside, and a bit less pliable, when it hasn't been seasoned every now and then. But it's an old L&M bag. I am trying to extend the life of it as long as I can.

Not sure about the seasoning needs of the newer ones.
...how old?...do you mean pre-chrome tanning?
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:02 PM   #14
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But it's an old L&M bag.

I am trying to extend the life of it as long as I can.

Greetings to Chris, and to All,

Hmmm.... The longest that any of my L&Ms ever
lasted for me... on a set of pipes... and a goose...
was right at... 54 years. (Looking back... this
very much...surprises me !! :)

It came on my very old first set... in 1966... but it
had been my first band's spare and practice set...
and that bag had been tied in to that set for at least
six or so years... before I picked it up. And after that...
I had it tied in to another... and back-up set... for
five years more... and after that ... on to my goose...
and for another care-free four years... :)

(And the Old Fellows in my first band... did and indeed...
steer me aright.. "Airtight! Young fella! Airtight! That's
th' ticket!")

So figure roughly... from 1960-ish... to 2005-ish...
and then to my back-up set for 5 years... and then
on my goose for 4 more... (Damn!! Gettin' sorta old.)

A grand total of... (Drum Roll, Please!!)... 54 years!!

And it wasn't treated... all that well... during all of those
long years. (Overseas for 4 & 1/2 years, left at home...
and it was dry as a desert carcass when I got back.)

The point being... treat them right... or even half-way
right... or even... a third way right... and they'll be good
to go... and possibly even longer... than you are...

I still have about 30% of that bag left... and use it for
leather repairs, etc.

Treat 'em right... and they will... treat you... right !!

Regards to Chris, and to All,

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Old 02-06-2018, 04:45 PM   #15
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Sort of a bleedin’ shame L&M doesn’t even make bags anymore. I had three or four thru 70’s - ‘80’s.
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:11 PM   #16
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I think Patrick MacLaurin collects 'em!
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:44 AM   #17
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Yes....he’s making a lifetime kilt.
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Old 02-07-2018, 03:04 PM   #18
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Yes....he’s making a lifetime kilt.

"Times of Old"... I was once informed... many a fellow
had... a leathern kilt.

Seems a pity... they fell out of fashion.

Perhaps... he is bringing them back...
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Old 02-12-2018, 03:27 PM   #19
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...how old?...do you mean pre-chrome tanning?
Sorry, I didn't see this post until just now....

El Gaitero, I'm not sure if it's chromed or not. It's a 1981 (perhaps 1980?) bag, came with my pipes in Christmas 1981. Still works, still holds air for around 15 minutes or more. I'm happy with it. :-)
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