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Subject: Removing fixative from parchment

Removing fixative from parchment

From: Benjamin Cohen <torah<-a>
Date: Sunday, May 22, 2005
There are "scribes" who apply to Torah Scrolls a heavy coat of
fixative (Acrylic lacquer). This makes the scrolls impossible to
handle, changes the color of the parchment and makes the parchment
brittle. Is there any way of removing the fixative from the

Benjamin Cohen
Certified and Registered Sofer StaM/Scribe/Baal Mageah,rabbi, artist

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:56
                  Distributed: Saturday, June 4, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-18-56-030
Received on Sunday, 22 May, 2005

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