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9502Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Paper on plate?

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  • Marko Peussa
    May 1, 2003
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      Thanks for the info, I think the roughing step is quite important. At some
      time I'm going to try it out with modern black lacquer paint. Could the
      paper be the 'washi' they sell for calligraphy? I have a roll of it.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Yama Kaminari no Date Saburou Yukiie" <kabuto@...>
      To: <sca-jml@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2003 00:12
      Subject: [SCA-JML] Re: Paper on plate?

      > Klaus,
      > The surface of the plate or scale is "keyed" with a rough file or
      > abrasive, then a coating of lacquer is applied as an adhesive. The
      > paper (usually a mulbery paper, if I am not mistaken) is put down on
      > this when the lacquer is still wet, forming a bond. It is then given
      > another thin coat of wet lacquer.
      > When all is dry, the lacquer is reenforced with the paper, like rebarb
      > reenforces concrete. That is polished to a smooth finish, and several
      > more coats of lacquer are applied, letting each dry, and polishing
      > before application. The final coats of lacquer had carbon, or other
      > colorings added, even including powdered metals, such as silver or
      > gold filings,possibly finished off with a coating of clear lacquer to
      > give a deapth to the sheen.
      > This is how I understand the process.
      > Humidity was always a problem during the drying period, and could
      > cloud or alter the finish, and effect the hardness.
      > PS. I like your web site!
      > Date Saburou Yukiie
      > Shi wa hei to de aru - all are equal in the grave
      > http://www.kabutographics.com
      > kabuto@...
      > --- In sca-jml@yahoogroups.com, "Marko Peussa" <marko.peussa@k...> wrote:
      > > Hello,
      > >
      > > It was mentioned by one of my kyudo teachers that Japanese armor
      > > plates could be first covered by (Japanese) paper and then lacquered.
      > > Any ideas how this was done?
      > >
      > > Apparently the previous headmaster of our Ryu used this tehcnique for
      > > his armor. Asking him about it is a little bit difficult because he
      > > passed away few years ago.
      > >
      > > Regards,
      > >
      > > Klaus
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