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Re: fountain of youth?



HI,  I'll give a short intro, my name's Mavis and  I am very excited to find
that there is so much more interest in books than I'd previously thought.
Its great!
        I would like to ask Richard? who wrote the bottom email, where is
the ' Northampton
> (England--the National Leathersellers' Centre school of tanning),'  and is
> there any other Uk people on the list who could tell me if there are any
> suppliers of book-arts equipment?
thanks.

Mavis

> ----------
> From:         Richard Minsky
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> Sent:         Thursday, October 19, 2000 1:58 PM
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> Subject:      Re: fountain of youth?
>
> Dorothy is right. Additionally, you have to be careful when you "seal"
> the leather. Moisture is important in the leather. If you seal it when
> it's dry, whether with wax or oil, it will hasten deterioration. Be sure
> the leather has the correct amount of internal moisture when oiling or
> waxing.
>
> Some people have written off oiling leather as bad. A lot depends on how
> the leather was tanned. As I recall from my short stay in Northampton
> (England--the National Leathersellers' Centre school of tanning), it is
> the "fatliquoring" stage when the leather is "lubricated." Perhaps David
> Lanning and Jack Thompson can clarify this. My inclination at that time
> was to leave fatliquoring out when tanning skins for binding, to improve
> the "toolability" of the leather on the book. After tooling it can be
> oiled with with BM, Marney's, or a straight mix of lanolin & neatsfoot
> oil with no beeswax.
>
> --
>         Richard
>         http://minsky.com
>
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