Restoring and Replicating Leather Pads
Frictional Static Machine
Original pads were worn. Amalgam still can be seen on leather -
traditionally a mix of 50% tin + 50 % zinc + an equal weight of mercury
Replicate pads (without Amalgam)
Nailing leather to mahogany - tedious!
Top left open for horse hair - actually used Mule hair from Mary's mane
Mahogany from Habitat from Humanity local in West Palm Beach
Reproduction for a new machine
Frank's Carre Di-Electric Machine. So cool!
Made a few more!
C) Jeff Behary, 2011