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Gary Fixler

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#1 posted 05-29-2009 10:59 PM

Thanks for all the replies. I’m pretty sure they’re just something like canvas. That’s what they feel like.

Taking in all the advice here, I’m a little bit skeptical about washing them, but if I happen on some new bags in the future, I will probably give it a shot with the old ones. One of these days I’m going to pick up a little digital microscope. They’re pretty cheap now, and I thought it would be fun to catalog wood end-grains for my ID’ing shenanigans. I could take some closeup pics of the weave pre and post washing to empirically solve this mystery. I’d be able to see if it opened up any.

Gary – thanks for being the guinea pig! I appreciate your real-world input on this.

Hokie – at 30 microns, I can already see dust come through it. A little tap, and a plume of microfine dust will waft from the surface. I hope someday to upgrade to a <1> I have now.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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