Question on drinking vessel finish and pyrography
- I'm making a copy of one of the drinking vessels from the Sutton Hoo
Ship Burial out of Maple burl, and was wondering, what, if any finishes
were used historically to finish such an item?
Any references would be greatly appreciated.
Oh, and while I have a couple of minor references, any good ones for
pyrography (aka poker work) in the medieval period would be greatly
Phillipos the Skeptic
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> I'm making a copy of one of the drinking vessels from the Sutton HooThe problem is, finishes don't last, actually -knowing- what they
> Ship Burial out of Maple burl, and was wondering, what, if any finishes
> were used historically to finish such an item?
used is, well, tough.
If you do a search of this groups archives on "" "salad oil" finish
"" you will see a discusion we had last April. Where we talked about
Olive Oil (I tried it, didn't like it) and Walnut Oil (and maybe others)
Personally, for food surfaces I use modern. I do a buffed oil
(Danish) exterior and a food-safe poly interior. That way the user
never has to worry about if the food/drink will pickup anything from
the bowl. Remember that there people that are alergic to nut oils
> Any references would be greatly appreciated.If I recall correctly there is something in the standard "English
> Oh, and while I have a couple of minor references, any good ones for
> pyrography (aka poker work) in the medieval period would be greatly
Oak Furniture" book (that most of us appear to have)
A further really good refence you might want to find is York Trust
Book "Craft, Industry and Everyday Life: Wood and Woodworking in
Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York" ISBN 1 902771 10 9
Lots and lots of good period turning info there.