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Glycerine Treatment of Grass

July 27, 2018

I received my order of a gallon of glycerine this morning and went right at the test. I first heated up water and poured it over the curling grass. The grass immediately rehydrated and straightened out! (So nice not to have to re-invent the wheel! Thanks to the late Dave Schwendeman) I mixed a half and half batch of glycerine and the warm water and submerged the grass into it. I will let it soak for a couple of hours, take it out, remove excess glycerine and hang it over the weekend. Monday will give me a good idea about whether this method will work to remediate the curling grass problem. I’m feeling hopeful!

Grass in glycerine

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Taken from the following blog: Museum Model Making at Yale Peabody