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9948Re: [medieval-leather] Are you a Leather Technologist.

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  • sarfraz ahmad
    Jan 6, 2005
      Dear Ron,
      How are you.
      I want to ask you a personal question.Are you
      related to leather buiseness?I am also related to leather business and I am
      a Qualified leather technologist.We can exchange information regarding
      leather and leather business.

      >From: Ron Charlotte <ronch2@...>
      >Reply-To: medieval-leather@yahoogroups.com
      >To: medieval-leather@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: Re: [medieval-leather] rabbit glue?
      >Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2005 22:16:33 -0500
      >At 12:03 PM 1/5/2005, Neil Carr wrote:
      > > > The only reference I recall is in Cennini's _The Craftsman's Handbook_
      > > > (ISBN0-486-20054-X) the chapter on making crests he says to take the
      > > > used for making gesso, and size the leather two or three times before
      > > > applying gesso to the molded leather.
      > > >
      > >Yes, but at that point the leather's already been dried while packed
      > >with sand, IIRC, so the hardening's already been done. I think in that
      > >case the size is just for the gesso.
      >The leather in that case has been _molded_ , but not truly hardened (there
      >is some hardening effect from each wet to dry transition, but it can be
      >wetted and altered again until the leather has been made water
      >resistant). I think of the application of the size as much as a sealer as
      >it is a stiffener. It _would_ serve to firm up the "body" of the leather a
      >bit. Think of the textural difference between acrylic, oil, lacquer and
      >wax based sealers.
      > Ron Charlotte -- Gainesville, FL
      > ronch2@... OR afn03234@...

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