11580Re: [medieval-leather] Sealing Dye
- Jul 15, 2010At 07:26 AM 7/15/2010, you wrote:
>OK, here is something. I have a nice dark walnut ink, I am going toWhen I'm trying to be "period" for sealants, I've been using a simple
>use it to dye some leather. I am looking for ideas on how to seal
>it. Please let me know what you all think. Neatsfoot Oil first comes
>to mind. Though my favorite is Resolene though.
mixture of beeswax and neatsfoot oil. Melt the wax and add the oil
until the cooled mixture is the consistency of soft serve ice cream
(I actually prefer it a bit denser, but I live in a hot
climate). It's based on a "dubbin" recipe out of R. Reed's _Ancient
Skins, Parchment's and Leathers_ but that one was a fish oil
concoction that I didn't think would age well in a region of regular 90+ temps.
al Thaalibi ---- An Crosaire, Trimaris
Ron Charlotte -- Gainesville, FL
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