Re: [medievalsawdust] Digest Number 69
- Conal O'hAirt Jim Hart <baronconal@...> wrote:
> I've got a question that might start a discussion....Tricky question... Define "looking period", please.
> When making something that you want appear period, but not for an A&S
> competition, do you make it look new or do you artifically age it so that
> it looks old?
If I am doing a reproduction of a period piece, I will sometimes -- not always
-- "age" the piece with the addition of bumps, scuffs, light sanding on the
edges, mottled stain, etc...
Depends on the way the piece will be used, for the most part.
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Generally, I make everything look new. I figure, if in truth I was a
craftsman living in a period, the stuff I make would be new. While I would
love to be able to afford an actual period artifact or two...... If we are
recreating, should not we make something the way it would have looked then,
not the way it looks now?
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>Conal O'hAirt Jim Hart <baronconal@...> wrote:_________________________________________________________________
> > I've got a question that might start a discussion....
> > When making something that you want appear period, but not for an A&S
> > competition, do you make it look new or do you artifically age it so
> > it looks old?
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