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Re: [BKARTS] Jaws!!!!

The next time you try to use sharkskin, you might try sanding the leather. I know of at least one bindery that uses a large belt sander for paring all of their leather. My preference is a spokeshave, but I would assume that the tough, rubbery sharkskin would be equally difficult.
In fact, a Dremel with a small sanding drum is the only way to pare very delicate and brittle, older leather.
Good Luck.
Bill Minter

On Jan 21, 2008, at 2:22 PM, Jet Foncannon wrote:

.......... Still, there are problems The leather is very thick, and the book
will not easily lie open. If I were to do this again, I would try to
find someone who could shave the leather to a more manageable 3 oz or
so. It is simply impossible to pare a very large piece of this leather
with a Scharfix. ...............


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