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9667RE: [medieval-leather] RE: pitch

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  • jon@armlann.com
    Jun 21, 2004
      I heat up the stuff I get from JS Townsend on a direct flame outside. I've
      never had it flame up but I use it in an area in which I can control it
      if it did.


      >-- Original Message --
      >To: <medieval-leather@yahoogroups.com>
      >From: "Grooby, Peter" <abs1nth@...>
      >Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 09:00:09 +1200
      >Subject: [medieval-leather] RE: pitch
      >Reply-To: medieval-leather@yahoogroups.com
      >> Message: 2
      >> Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 06:34:27 -0700 (PDT)
      >> From: Douglas Pexa <pexakunstenaar@...>
      >> Subject: brewers pitch and how to use it
      >> hi,
      >> i am trying to make some black jacks, i want to use
      >> brewers pitch (pine resin) to seal and as i went back
      >> into the messages i found a lot of info regarding
      >> using it but no where can find any information on how
      >> to use it or prepare it for use. also in my research
      >> there is referance to a blend of pitch and bees wax,
      >> but non of it says how many units of each to put into
      >> the mix. can anyone help me with these issues?
      >I use a 50/50 mix of pitch and beeswax. I have found that straight pitch
      >is too brittle and cracks quite easily.
      >Personally I heat it up in an old catfood can with a blowtorch. This is
      >something you want to be careful with and mindful of what you would do
      >if the whole thing were to burst into flame. I understand that the
      >melting point of pitch is too high to use a double boiler. Can anyone
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