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



Thanks Peter:

I googled Implora and came up with one that may be more interesting:

http://implora.com/default.asp

Bob


----------------------  Original Message:  ---------------------
From:    Peter Verheyen <verheyen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To:      BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] source for shark leather suitable for bookbinding?
Date:    Mon, 29 Oct 2007 17:28:58 +0000

> 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>
> To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> 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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