I will leave the interpretation of my meaning to our readers Chris
- In response to your other comments, This is the 'workshop' section, and any regular reader should be aware that I always at least attempt
to make honest and usefull comments only on here, there is the 'chat' section for the usual bear-baiting and mischief-making. In this instance my intention was merely to suggest an alternative material that I have used myself since Miraiker seemed to be having difficulty sourcing whiting- You know perfectly well that I make puppets, (And before you start, Yes, I have, in the past repaired a couple
) and to give a warning with regard to the possibility of confusing whiting with white lead. I will grant that on re-reading my post it is not perhaps, as clear as I would have liked, but I
don't have the capability to insert posts retrospectively. As for pictorials of My methods, I do have some, most recently done with regard to latex moulding, but still can't use pictures on this machine, I might just try and borrow one to sort things in this regard. Co-incidentally, I grew up around whitewash, we used gallons of it on the farm, and never used any pigment to make it white, The lime does that job, we did use Yellow ochre and 'bag blue' but the basic recipe was always putty lime, water, animal glue, (As a binder) and 'Isal' disinfectant. (Although for heavy wear areas like milking stalls we would add a little Portland cement) My intention was certainly not to in any way critisise your excellent method of construction. Now can that be an end?? -ps; Happy St. David's Day,You being in Wales!