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

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Casting the feet of small lizards in gold and silver

Because the feet of these [lizards] that are very small are [also] very fine, once you have molded the top and you have uncover the vents and underneath the feet are covered lightly with wax, and then cast a second mold. And the wax that one removes, it leaves a little cast for these said feet, and again such that the underneath [part] comes out in one piece that you can repair well, And the scales on top of the toes come [out] well.

at left top margin of folio 133r

Around the big lizard nails, put on each a small round of wax to make the cast like this.

Figure at left middle margin of folio 133r Figure