Re: [medieval-leather] Digest Number 1407
- At 09:57 PM 12/6/2005, you wrote:
>Hi. A modeling spoon is, in my recollection, a bone device that has, atThere have been a lot of variants on modeling spoons/burnishers made from
>one end, a spoon bowl shaped portion for burnishing and depressing, and
>the other shaped like a round spoon handle with either a rounded or
>sharp end, again useful for burnishing and impressing.
anything from brass to polished stone. It's something of a chicken or egg
question as to which craft had them first. The bone folder tool, for
example, probably started as a book binders tool, but that's just my opinion.
Bone ones do work, but are breakable, brass or bronze is a bit more common
historically for leather tools, as iron, of course, marks wet leather.
Ron Charlotte -- Gainesville, FL
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