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Re: Shellac Finishes

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  • Jeff Johnson
    You meaning woodworkers in general, not you/Logan. ;) ... looms ... modern.
    Message 1 of 16 , Jan 31, 2009
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      "You" meaning woodworkers in general, not you/Logan. ;)

      --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Johnson"
      <jljonsn9663@...> wrote:
      >
      > If you have problems with the weather resistance of your creations
      > when using a linseed/resin finish, the issue is likely to be the
      > selection of wood being inappropriate to the environment.
      >
      > --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, "logan" <logan@> wrote:
      > >
      > > would oiling or waxing a loom not work? oiling i could see as an
      > issue if
      > > something like tung or linseed would perhaps stain the material being
      > > worked. wax should not, i would think. im guessing either one
      > would cause
      > > less friction with the material being worked. im curious as ive had a
      > > commission or two for a loom recently.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > regards
      > >
      > > logan
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > "I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought
      > it was
      > > hell."
      > > Harry S Truman
      > >
      > > "If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his
      > > vengeance need not be feared"
      > > Niccolo Machiavelli
      > >
      > > www.ebonwoulfe. com <http://www.ebonwoulfe.com/>
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > From: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com
      > > [mailto:medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Michael Houghton
      > > Sent: Monday, January 26, 2009 6:25 PM
      > > To: medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] Shellac Finishes
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Howdy!
      > >
      > > On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 10:43 AM, Bill McNutt <mcnutt@
      > > <mailto:mcnutt%40pobox.com> > wrote:
      > > > Herveus,
      > > > So what documentation do you have for linseed oil as a 12th century
      > > finish?
      > > >
      > > I don't have any, but I'm also not trying to make 12th century
      > artifacts. My
      > > woodworking is mostly making looms. The inkle looms make no pretense
      > > of being SCA period artifacts. The card looms are similar to band
      looms
      > > depicted on the covers of a couple of early 16th c German modelbooks.
      > > The latter, I believe (without evidence) use construction techniques
      > > consistent with medieval woodworking, but I make no specific claims to
      > > that end, nor do I present them as medieval artifacts. Their job is
      > to be
      > > a useful tool for making narrow wares while not being glaringly
      modern.
      > >
      > > yours,
      > > Herveus
      > >
      > > --
      > > Michael Houghton | Herveus d'Ormonde
      > > herveus@ <mailto:herveus%40gmail.com> | White Wolf and the Phoenix
      > > Bowie, MD, USA | Tablet and Inkle bands, and other stuff
      > > | http://whitewolfandphoenix.com
      > >
      >
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