10532Re: [medieval-leather] Re: Period leather glue
- Oct 8, 2005Chris Nickel wrote:
>Why not skip this bit by going straight to the oven? it dries the bottle
> I am using 4 oz leather for the bottles.
> I form them buy soaking them for an hour or so and then pack them with
> sand. After they are dry. (2 to 3 days)
and sand out quicker, and gives less time to warp.
> I empty the sand out and putI hope that's Fahrenheit... I baked at 75-85 deg. C, straight from wet
> them in an oven set to 200 degrees
> where I use bee's wax to wax theI don't think you need to wax the outside to waterproof, the inner
> outside. When they have cooled down again I fill them with bee's wax
> and then pour it out to seal the insides.
waxing should work just fine.
> Pretty standard method I think....will gum hold up under being immersed in wax, or be dissolved?
> I just gotta find a way to keep those edges together.
> Hmmm, maybe I could use gum tragacanth.....
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