9048Re: [medieval-leather] Re: pitch
- Feb 2, 2004At 06:31 PM 2/2/04 +0000, Marc wrote:
>--- In email@example.com, Ron Charlotte <ronch2@b...>I _think_ that it's just that they didn't cook off as much of the
> > This now has me curious enough to try some tinkering. I live in an
> > area 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.
>Please, I'd be interested to hear about it.
>Just a not of caution, I found to my irritation that what is sold
>around her as "pine tar" has been mixed with something to keep it from
>hardening. I need to see if I can boil it out, but am somewhat
>cicumscribed by the fact that I live in an apartment and so building a
>large enough fire to try separating out this stuff is not feasible.
turpentine as the hardening pitch has had cooked out. One of the local
historical sites has a working 19th century turpentine rig, I'll have to
pick their brains.
Ron Charlotte -- Gainesville, FL
ronch2@... OR afn03234@...
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