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Re: [BKARTS] Hemp/rope boards

And even into the 20th century.  Bernard Middleton once mentioned that
there was still a mill making rope board in England until WW-II; the staff
went off to war and the mill was closed down.


>Many old books (18th & 19th c.) have boards that are made from old rope
>--"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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