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  1. [Baren 26615] Adhesive (Cucamongie #
  2. [Baren 26616] RE: Baren Digest (old) V29 #2883 ("marilynn smih")
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Message 1
From: Cucamongie #
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2004 08:49:23 EST
Subject: [Baren 26615] Adhesive
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The adhesive I've used is probably not appropriate for Bobby's project, as he
is working with very thin paper, but thought I'd post about it anyway in case
other folks out there are doing collage, etc. I've tried it with very thick
paper and it works great and is supposed to be archival. It is called Gudy-O
and is a double-stick film-like substance that comes in sheets. I've been
using it for collage and then running the pieces through the press to make it
really stick.

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Message 2
From: "marilynn smih"
Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2004 13:09:12 -0800
Subject: [Baren 26616] RE: Baren Digest (old) V29 #2883
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Michael, I use a leather honing block. Mine has grooves in it for the
varied shape of the tools and I hone back and forth. First use a small
brush and cover your leather with your honing compound. Than wet your blade
with a little water. You want to be sure to hone to the shape of each tool.
I beleive you could use circular motion. However, with a stone you need
to move about so you do not wear the stone out in one place. This does not
hold as true for your leather strop. I love mine and it has been all I have
needed to keep my tools nice and sharp. But if you nick one, like I just
did you will need a stone to fix it. Good luck and keep those tools nice
and sharp. There is nothing finer than a clean line made by a sharp tool, I
found that out at our summit, thanks to Mike Lyon.