Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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perching

The process in the manufacture of some leathers wherein the skin is clamped in a wooden frame (the "perch") and flexed by a scraping action on the flesh side with a moon knife (or arm perch). Perching is done on very soft, delicate skins, as well as on some furred or wooled skins. Essentially, it is a variation of STAKING . (306 )




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