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What tallow does to dyed leather

Here is a quick look at the difference applying some tallow to dyed leather can make. This is a pair of early 16th century style low shoes I’ve been working on, they’re my first ever right-side-out lasted and welted shoes so don’t look at them too closely. Neither shoe has …

Rendering Tallow

He bequeythed to his dowtyr Bell Hys talow, his gres, now euerydell With pyrdowy. Tallow is rendered beef or mutton fat and makes a fairly good leather dressing. It is referenced in the Lystyne Lordys Verament, from which the verse above is taken. It is also used for making candles …

Making Code

“And undir the arme the armynge poyntis muste be made of fyne twyne suche as men make stryngis for crossbowes and they muste be trussid small and poyntid as poyntis. Also they muste be wexid with cordeweneris coode. And than they woll neythir recche nor breke.” “How a man schall …

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