Courtesy of Gambell and Hunter Sailmakers, an individual partner
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Sailmakers wax two or more "parts" of sail twine before stitching. The wax lubricates the twine so that it moves more easily through the canvas.
The wax also serves as a preservative, and gives the twine resistance to chafe and to the elements.
About This Item
- Title: Beeswax used in sailmaking, ca. 1990
- Creation Date: circa 1990
- Subject Date: circa 1990
- Town: Camden
- County: Knox
- State: ME
- Media: Beeswax and pine tar
- Collection: Private
- Object Type: Physical Object
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