Making and Knowing
A minimal edition of BnF Ms Fr 640 in English Translation

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Working in rough with wax

When the wax is too hard, one mixes in some turpentine or a bit of butter, which renders the wax malleable, and cleaner than tallow, which the Italians mix in, because oftentimes, it is necessary to put the tools into the mouth, tools which are better when made from box wood or antler.