Paper Making as an Artistic Craft by John Mason PDF

By John Mason

ISBN-10: 0571114067

ISBN-13: 9780571114061

Paperback reprint of the 1959 variation. first-class handbook. ninety five+ 1 pages. stiff paper wrappers.. 8vo..

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Though this movement is very slight and easily made with small sheets, it is much more definite 59 Forming the Sheets and Couching and very much more difficult to do properly when making large ones. Still maintaining a tight grip on deckle and mould, tilt to one corner and drain until the water has nearly ceased to drip. If the film of pulp on the mould, now known as the waterleaf, is quite obviously too thin, then return it to the vat by turning the mould over and laying the wet pulp in contact with the water.

Remember that each time you lift a 'sheet you thin the mixture. Roughly you remove a small cupful of pulp each time. It is sufficient if you add the equivalent of six cupfuls after every six sheets are made. When everything is going well it is usual to make a pile or 'post' of alternate felts and sheets equal to the capacity of Forming the Sheets and Couching your press. Then, with an extra felt and wooden board at top and bottom, the pile is placed in the press and slowly squeezed tighter and tighter until it reaches the maximum of the press.

In an hour you should be making excellent paper. I expect that the very obvious difficulties seen in a paper-mill have previously discouraged any from practising this craft for pleasure. Private printers and private bookbinders have long contributed richly to their crafts and I believe that private paper makers, by their very limitations, could well do so, too. So defer a visit to a hand-made mill until you have become a Dipping a cloth covered mould without deckle Forming the Sheets and Couching A sheet of perforated zinc nailed to a woodell frame makes all excellent mould for thin sheels.

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