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Re: [BKARTS] Hemp

I've had to split those down as well when prints/watercolors are mounted
on them.  My abraded knuckles can testify to their roughness.

Douglas Sanders

> -----Original Message-----
> From: William Minter [mailto:WMNTR@xxxxxxx]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 4:03 PM
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: Hemp
> In a message dated 3/26/03 12:56:12, dsanders@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> << If the source for hemp fiber was ropes, then we can
> expect the final paper product to be full of all sorts of inclusions,
> shives, even tarry substances. >>
> Many old books (18th & 19th c.) have boards that are made from old
> --"Rope Boards". They have all sorts of tar, sand, etc. and very
difficult to
> split when doing a rebacking.
> Bill Minter

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