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Subject: Antler


From: Stephen Koob <koobsp<-a>
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Mark Vine <vpackthread [at] aol__com> writes

>A conservator without access to the Internet has asked for advice on
>what might be suitable for filling a gaping hole in an antler.

I have used tinted Flugger, bulked-out epoxy, or bulked-out
polyester resin. Epoxy or polyester are good for large fills, and as
long as you make the mix into a putty or dough, it is easy to
handle.  Most fresh antler is extremely solid and durable, so
reversibility should not be a problem. For degraded antler or small
fills I have used Flugger.  You might want to put an isolation layer
of B-72 on first.

Stephen Koob
The Corning Museum of Glass
One Museum Way
Corning, NY 14830
Fax: 607-974-8470

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