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    working on # 2

    Repair process: I diluted the Damar crystals last night , this morning heated with a % of bees wax , cut the linen strips. I use linen so the Damar can carry the bees wax through. Now waiting for dry. I needed to reline the edges with a rabbit skin glue to restretch the painting once finished. The edges had become very brittle. Waiting for the Damar and wax mixture to harden up. If at any point the repairs get damaged A little heat will help remove the linen strips to make a new repair. Everything in painting conservation needs to be reversible for , just in case down the road.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Ditto^^^ like waiting for X-Mas morning
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    Dave thanks for walking us through this. I really enjoy this stuff.
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    Does the beeswax acts as the primary bonding agent or is it mostly to soften the damar so its less brittle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Mooney View Post


    Does the beeswax acts as the primary bonding agent or is it mostly to soften the damar so its less brittle?
    Actually both , It's set up enough to flip over and work the canvas fibers into the groves and tomorrow I can start the painting touch up. I am surprised that I only have one small ripple from the rip and the compression the canvas endured. I was hoping not to have any but I will try to draw it in with a bit of rabbit skin glue.
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    Yes. Thanks for taking us along on this. Fascinating.

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    this is something that a lot of folks will never have the chance to see done and dave is gracious enough to let us watch over his shoulder!!!
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    Interesting - I would never have any idea how do to such a repair.

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    Really interesting
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