Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
A Treatise of Japanning and Varnishing (1688)

Simon St.Laurent - Dryden, NY
Folks seemed interested last time I posted on this, and your encouragement made it easier for me to finish typing in the whole thing.

http://toolbytool.org/resources/StalkerParker.txt

I'll be proofreading it next, and then creating a prettier HTML (and maybe PDF) version. Here's a small sample.

To make common Lacker.

Take one quart of Spirit, put it into a Pottle-bottle; of Shell-
Lacc eight ounces, beaten small enough to enter the bottle; shake
'em well together; having stood till quite dissolved, strain it, and
reduce to powder a small quantity of Sanguis Draconis, which with
a little Turmerick tied up in a rag put into it, grant it a days con-
tinuance in that posture, at your leisure hours shaking it. You may
alter the colour, heighten or abate it, by adding or diminishing the
quantity of the two latter ingredients.

Enjoy, and thank you,
Simon

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