I can’t help but laugh when I look at this photo….
This is what’s left of the three bamboo sheaths
that I purchased to re-cover my baren.
Obviously, I should have gotten quite a few more.
I’m strictly right-handed, so trying to hold, and
twist and fold this with both hands was
a major challenge. Since I was moving so slowly,
the sheath was drying out and all
three ended up splitting along the edge
rendering them useless. Even re-dampening them
as I went along wasn’t working very well.
So back to square one…now, where is my McClain’s catalog???