The Reporter Volume 38

The Reporter Volume 38

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... Work From the best grades of LIGHT AND DARK BARRE GRANITE Patronage of the trade is solicited VT' I pleased if you could give me such information as might enable me to fill these letters and then cut = them out so as to be able to make a lasting job and at the same time not be able to detect where the changes are made. Thanking you in advance ' for any information you can give me. H. M.-ANSWER: You did not tell us what it was you originally used to fill the letters in the Barre die, so we are at a loss to know whether ' what we tell you will be any better than what you used before. If you used common beeswax, colored, or parafiine wax, colored, it I would probably not be permanent, although we know of one particular job in the cemetery ' that has stood I5 or I6 years, that was filled this way. To make the best j0b'of it, it would be best to use shellac filling wax as near the color of the granite as you can make it---say white wax I slightly tinged with black or blue to match the polished surface as nearly as possible. This is to be put on hot, first heating the stone and then melting the wax into it, leaving it a little higher than the surface of the stone, so that you can afterwards rub it down and polish the same as you do marble. In polishing we would not use anything coarser than red grit, ' which will not be apt to scratch the surrounding surface of the granite. It is a delicate job; requiring great care and dainty treatment, and even then is apt to be unsatisfactory, but it is-V, about the only thing that can be done, except cutting down and repolishing, and relettering the whole surface. visited every district in which cement is produced and examined nearly every plant in operation. Information relating to...
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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236828453
  • 9781236828453