For these moulds both the braces and rub strips are made from polycarbonate sheet. To make rub strips narrow pieces are sawed and cut to length. Like the braces they are made slightly oversized and trimmed off later. Rub strips are attached with brass escutcheon pins. They are drilled in the same way that theContinue reading “#14 Fitting Corner Braces”
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Further thoughts on mould construction
Those of you who are interested in paper mould construction may wish to read comments posted by Serge Pirard of Belgium. Serge studied with the late Ron Macdonald and makes moulds in the same tradition. His comments appear at the bottom of my September 14th post about repairing a paper mould.
Repairing a broken paper mould
A lot of gorgeous paper was made on this mould before it broke. I undertook to return it to a useable condition and learned a few things in the process. The mould had problems with sides that warped outwards. Braces had been added to restrain this but weakened the mould frame, resulting in a breakContinue reading “Repairing a broken paper mould”