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Re: polished metallic graphite || graphie edges



>Polished graphite edges are not that uncommon, and when done right are very
>striking.

Peter's description was very good, and polished graphite edges are
well worth the effort.

The next step up is to alternate graphite with gilded edges.  I saw
an example of this in Hugo Peller's work.  Before sewing, he clamped
the gatherings in the press and prepared the edge.  Then he separated
them and finished one set in graphite and the other in gold, sewed
and forwarded the textblock.  Beautiful, zebra stripped top edge.

Jack

Jack C. Thompson
Thompson Conservation Lab.
7549 N. Fenwick
Portland, OR  97217

503/735-3942  (voice/fax)

http://www.teleport.com/~tcl

"The lyfe so short; the craft so long to lerne"
Chaucer, Parlement of Foules, 1386

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