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Re: [BKARTS] Brass Die -- storage of Mag Dies

On Nov 5, 2008, at 12:14 PM, Wiering Books wrote:

I also use copper dies for designs I will re-use, which eliminates the need for caring for the magnesium, which is vulnerable to oxidation and pitting.

I have found that I can "preserve" a Mag Die by brushing melted paraffin wax over the surface. It can easily be melted off when the die is needed.
Bill Minter


William Minter Bookbinding & Conservation, Inc.
4364 Woodbury Pike
Woodbury, PA  16695
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Email:    wminter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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