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Re: Beeswax Alternatives



Why use an alternative?


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> From: "Susan Green" <susan.purry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [BKARTS] Beeswax Alternatives
> Date:         Thu, 26 Mar 2009 12:03:33 +0000
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> Hello list,
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> I'm thinking about alternatives to beeswax for waxing linen thread. 
>   I've heard that one vegan bookbinder uses microcystalline wax.  
> However, I'd quite like to avoid petroleum products,  so I'm 
> thinking  about plant-derived substances. I used to play the cello 
> and used  rosin on my bows - I'd be interested to know if anyone 
> has any  experience or opinions on using this in bookbinding, or 
> has some ideas  for alternatives.
> 
> Many thanks,
> Susan
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> Susan Green
> www.susangreenbooks.co.uk
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