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Pounce-Why Isnt It Commonly Used?


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so i have been unable to locate a small batch of pounce(powder sprinkled on ink to dry it?) which i recently learned is ground cuttlefish bone, the only source i found was like 75$ for 100grams. why doesn't anyone have any more information on why it isnt really used anymore, and where one could acquire it cheaply if one was so inclined?

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Perhaps you could make your own. Cuttle bone is often available in pet supply stores. It is hung in bird cages. With a morter and pestle you could make any pounce texture you wish. Cuttle bone is rather soft.

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i would suspect that the reason it is no longer used is that this is 2019, not 1619 or 1719.

 

We no longer have to 'pounce' or sprinkle powdered material on our writing in ink and then try to find a place to blow it off to once the ink has dried.

 

The invention of blotting paper eliminated the need for pounce, getting rid of the need for the material, the mess, the uneven drying.

 

And then the ball point pen put an end (mostly) to blotting paper... so goes the world.

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Great idea, actually I bet the Kraft "parmesan" we all grew up with in the green cylinder would work well as pounce as there is so much cellulose in it.

http://i.imgur.com/8laHR7K.jpg

I suppose you could carry some in one of those Italian restaurant cheese-shaker bottles.

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It shouldn't be that difficult to find... I've often seen pounce in the drafting equipment listings on the bay. I believe quilters also use some form of it.

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Great idea, actually I bet the Kraft "parmesan" we all grew up with in the green cylinder would work well as pounce as there is so much cellulose in it.

http://i.imgur.com/8laHR7K.jpg

 

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It shouldn't be that difficult to find... I've often seen pounce in the drafting equipment listings on the bay. I believe quilters also use some form of it.

 

No, I think quilters use powdered tailor's chalk. But it's the same basic idea.

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