9027Re: [medieval-leather] Re: pitch
- Feb 1, 2004At 12:59 AM 2/2/04 +0000, Marc wrote:
>--- In email@example.com, Ron Charlotte <ronch2@b...>This now has me curious enough to try some tinkering. I live in an area
> > At 03:05 AM 2/1/04 -0500, Peter Adams wrote:
> >> I don't know if this is what you are looking for, but I found pine
> >> pitch available at
> >>It seems rather
> >>expensive however.
> > That's because it's being sold as "edible" grade, I suspect. I
> > wonder if the rosin might not be more along the lines of what's
> > needed for making a sealer. What everyone is chasing seems more
> > along the lines of a heavy varnish with a degree of flexibility.
>This is why I made the comments about what people mean when they refer
>to "pitch", the stuff being sold at this site is not what is
>traditionally referred to as "pitch" in the historical shoemaking and
>leatherworking literature. What they are selling on this site looks
>to be some form of unrefined resin/rosin (as a guess from the
>description and picture).
that was once a turpentine plantation, so most of the local pines are the
correct type, there are also enough horse people locally, that pine tar and
venice turpentine are readily available. I've a major metalworking demo
coming up (It's where I make most of my year's supply of generic findings),
but after that I will have time to experiment.
Ron Charlotte -- Gainesville, FL
ronch2@... OR afn03234@...
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