Smith, G. / The laboratory; or, School of arts: containing a large collection of valuable secrets, experiments, and manual operations in arts and manufactures, highly useful to gilders, jewellers, enamellers, goldsmiths, dyers, cutlers, pewterers, joiners, japanners, book-binders, plasterers, artists, and to the workers in metals in general; and in plaster of paris, wood, ivory, bone, horn, and other materials
[Part VI.] Choice secrets for cabinet makers, and turners, pp. 265-272
Another Red for dying Wood. TAKE rasped Brasil-wood, and boil it until you see it of a fin6 red do1our; then strain it fhtoigh a linei cloth. rThe wood you, design to dy, colotr first over with af. froA yellow and after it is dsy, strike it over with the d colour, uifttil It is deep enough; then polish it with a -tooth. If you pvt a little alum to the Brasil colaur, it WW turn to a browm. To tk Figures vptn Wood. TAxFz melted tallow, and, havinig your table or board of wood ready, form with it flowers, or what else you will, upon it; then, with a coloured water, boiled with vitriol, nitre and alum, cover the board, over the tallow; let it stand, or repeat it, until the colour pleases you. In this manner, you may marble, or cloud, your wood, as pleases you. To Marble upon Wood. TAXE the whites of eggs, and beat thein up until you aft *rite or draw therewith ; then with a pencil, or fea- thor, draw what Veins you please upon the wood; after it it dried and hardened fot two hours, take quickime, and thbl it well together with witte; and with a brush, or pen- cil, paint the w trod all over; after it is thoroughly dry, tub it with a strubbing.brush, so that both the lime and the whites of the eggs may come off together; then r b it with a linen rag, until it is smooth and fine; after which, you may hyofter a thit varnish, and you will have a i farble wood, Or, (6ririd White-4ead, or, tha1k, together with water, upon a marble very fine; then mix it up with the whites ofwell- beaten eggs, wherewith paint, or marble, as you think proper; Tti LA146kAT610t.
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