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Re: Straight grain morocco
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Straight grain morocco
- From: DNRash <DNRash@AOL.COM>
- Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 08:40:27 EST
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My understanding is that you lay the skin on a bench, flesh side down, then
roll the hair side over itself; this makes a loose fold. Apply pressure and
roll the fold forward and backward. This should give you a straight grain.
Don't know about wetting the leather; it may set the grain more effectively
than doing it dry. If you have a copy of Philip Smith's New Directions in
Bookbinding, he gives a pretty good description of the process.
Don Rash fine bookbinder
50 Burke St.
Plains, PA 18705
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