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an upcoming project

This is one of those projects that I’ve been dreading ever since
I purchased my first baren…..
re-covering the baren with a new barengawa (bamboo sheath).


So my order from McClain’s arrived yesterday which included three
bamboo sheaths.
It was probably overkill to purchase three, but I thought it safe just
in case I screwed up! 


Luckily, David Bull’s ebook “Your First Print” has
a wonderful section on how to re-cover a baren, so I plan on studying
that a lot before I make the attempt.

Posted by Rick on March 22, 2011
2 Comments
  1. 03/24/2011
    Annie B

    I don't think three skins is overkill. I ordered just one, and when I tried recovering my baren for the first time yesterday I failed miserably. Too wet, I think — the skin split on me. Anyway, I ordered two more skins and will be trying again next week.

    Got my fingers crossed for both of us!

  2. 03/25/2011
    Rick Finn

    Maybe I should have ordered five? LOL
    I'm going to try mine this weekend & will try to take some photos as well. I'll keep my fingers crossed for both of us too!

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