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Re: [BKARTS] source for shark leather suitable for bookbinding?



Great link. As someone who has used shark leather I'll add here that it is like paring thick rubber. VERY dense, stretchy,deep grain. The skin will need paring for the turn-ins and any corners to look halfway respectable. A Schärfix helps, but only so far. Otherwise just use it for onlays.

p.
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----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Douglas" <redev@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 1:23 PM
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] source for shark leather suitable for bookbinding?



Try http://www.sharkleather.net/

Bob

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