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Re: Mould and Deckle
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: Mould and Deckle
- From: Bob Roberts <roroberts@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 11:03:57 -0500
- Message-id: <199708121745.KAA20014@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
It is better to use a very fine brass screen. McMaster Carr carries brass
screening. First a heavier gauge screen is stretched and tacked (1/8"
squares, roughly) and then the fine screen is laid over the heavy. Both
must be pulled very taut, like one would stretch a canvas: from the
center out to the corners. People do use fiberglass window screen, but
some pulp seems to slide off of it, whereas the brass does a better job
of holding it.
Jill the papermaker