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Re: bone folders
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: bone folders
- From: Su Carter <scarter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 13 Jun 1997 22:26:26 -0400
- Message-id: <199706140232.TAA17911@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>still happily calling it "folding bone" with no compelling reason to change
>it may not be "for" folding bones, but it is a "bone" for "folding"
>but I really don't want to pick a bone with anyone
Thanks Charles, you reminded me that there are other "bones" out there.
Cordwainers (shoemakers) use them for burnishing - I'm sure they burnish the
edges of the soles but not sure where else. They call them "St. Hugh's Bones"
- something to do with their patron saint - and I believe they favor deer. The
ones I've seen in use just look like bones, no fancy shaping that I can recall.
Williamsburg, VA, USA