Sat back down to the bench after sending that rosin source to y’all,
and kinda let let my mind wander back to the days when I was still a
I wasn’t much of a bull rider - too tall. Did better at bareback
bronc and saddle bronc events. (All of which also use rosin - on the
riggin, as well as the gloves.) I wound up ending my “career” in the
arena as a “heeler” - the better half of a of a team of ropers…
Anyway, I found, amongst the memories, something prodding me… I
remember using rosin as part of the formula for some pitch I made up
for a special job. Maybe someone out there can come up with the
recipe. It has been better than 20 years ago… and that part just
flat refuses to come back to me.
It was used to hold a large cast belt buckle that I had to chase some
detail into. I just now pulled the pitch bowl out and blew the dust
off it. The impression of the buckle is still there! I even found a
photo of the job!
Pretty amazing, considering all those years, and the fact that my
shop went through a fire in 1997. The pitch has a better memory than
Well, it’s getting late - and I gotta get these flasks in the kiln.
Brian P. Marshall