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Agate Burnisher


#1

Where would I find an Agate Burnisher?

Doug


#2

Doug, I got mine from Art Clay World (specializing in metal clay
supplies), online at www.artclayworld.com. It’s worked very well
doing keum-boo (the gold foil doesn’t stick to agate as it can to a
metal burnisher). Their address and phone number aRe: 4535
Southwest Highway, Oak Lawn, IL 60453; (866) 381-0100

Mona


#3

Hi Doug,

If the worst comes to the worst I could make you an agate burnisher.

Cheers,
Hans Durstling
Moncton, Canada


#4

A large variety of shapes in agate burnishers may be found at Sepp
Leaf in New York City. They cater primarily to the gold leaf/framing
industry, but they have a huge selection of high quality tools.


#5

doug asked where he could find an agate burnisher.

jerry’s artarama carries 7 of them. www.jerrysartarama.com
1-800-u-artist

i’m looking at the 05/03> 12/03 catalog (#64b). they are on page
199 with the gold leaf supplies.

i have bought drawing supplies from them for several years. they
primarily sell supplies for drawing and painting.

jean adkins


#6

Doug, All Craft has them. They advertise them in Studio PMC – two
styles, $15 each. Contact: AllCraft (800) 645-7124 or 212-279-7077.
Suzanne

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#7

Doug, You can get agate burnishers at Allcraft in New York City. I
believe I paid $15 for mine. Betty Belmonte


#8

I bought mine from the art store Daniel Smith in Seattle many years
ago. I suppose that they still have them.
http://www.danielsmith.com/

Louise @lgillin1


#9

In addition to other sources already mentioned, Contenti has them
too. www.contenti.com, I think…


#10

Here are two resources that carry different agate burnishers and the
prices are pretty good. Good Luck. www.aswexpress.com (art supply
wherehouse) and www.gilding-supplies.com Allison Vezeau


#11

Hi Douglas, Allcraft in New York City carries them in a straight and
curved shape. Their web site is http://www.allcraft.peachhost.com/

Dianne deBeixedon


#12

Another source for agate burnishers is Allcraft Jewelry Supplies in
New York. These are priced around $17 or so. I’m very happy with
mine. Allcraft’s web address is: http://www.allcraft.peachhost.com/
and can be reached at

ALLCRAFT JEWELRY SUPPLY COMPANY
135 WEST 29TH STREET
SUITE 402
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10001
Telephone 1-800-645-7124
Fax 1-800-645-7125
Email ALLCRAFTTOOLS@YAHOO.COM

Sherry Terao, Art Peace, Silver Spring, MD


#13
    How does an agate burnisher differ from a steel burnisher? 

That reminds me of a non-jewelry question: Why do librarians use a
bone stick to “burnish” creases in paper?

Janet


#14
       How does an agate burnisher differ from a steel burnisher?
That reminds me of a non-jewelry question: Why do librarians use a
bone stick to "burnish" creases in paper? 

The “bone folder” tool is really old. It dates back to the middle
ages at least. No one is sure if the book binders got it from the
leather workers or vice versa. Modern ones are often made of dense
nylon.

Basically, for either use, it is the right degree of hardness and
takes the right polish to be able to crease leather or paper without
cutting it.

Ron Charlotte – Gainesville, FL
@Ron_Charlotte1 OR afn03234@afn.org