Re: Question on drinking vessel finish and pyrography
- --- In email@example.com, Copernicus Skygazer
> 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.