9948Re: [medieval-leather] Are you a Leather Technologist.
- Jan 6, 2005Dear 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@...>_________________________________________________________________
>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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