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Re: [BKARTS] Leather conditioning



Of course, those of us who emboss on canson mi=teinte, instead of using
leather, don't have to worry about hydrophobia. (Sorry, it's late and I
couldn't resist. Mea culpa, etc.)

on 5/28/05 2:44 AM, Jack C. Thompson at tcl@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

>> Jack,
>> Perhaps all leather "dressings" are hydrophobic, as
>> you say, but not all leather preservation treatments
>> are.
>>
>> Ed,  bookrestoration.net
>
> Ed, Ed, Ed,
>
> While I appreciate that you may have ADD and may not have read
> all the way through my posting Re: Leather Dressings all KNOWN
> hydrophilic 'leather preservation treatments' are not suitable
> to bound material.
>
> They may be used in the restoration of leather-covered furniture,
> and leather underware, etc., but such artifacts are no longer expected
> to perform, as such....
>
> No-one has yet said it quite as plain as I do now.  Trade secrets
> are pure bullshit, except for the manner in which a tool in my hands
> acts differently from the same tool in your (or another's) hands.
>
> You may not believe that this is so, and that is your privilege, but
> the rest of us know you for what you are.
>
> Jack
>
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>
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>
>
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>
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