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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Water drops - how to take care of it

I'm in the second column of my 48 lines Sefer Torah and a few drops of water found their way into the klaf. 
I would like to ask for advice on what's the best way to fix it. 
In the line I skipped, should I do nothing and write on it (two shemos will come in that very empty space) or it's better to scrape it and put some chalk?
The letters that got wet, I guess I have to scrape and put some chalk and hope for the best.
Any insights are greatly appreciated.

YK

5 comments:

  1. It depends how nice you want the mechika to come out. If you're not in a hurry, send the yeriya to Israel, I have a metaken there who can erase it in such a way that you will not see any signs of mechika

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  2. I want it to be perfect
    can you refer me to a metaken? ykmusicblog at gmail
    thanks

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    1. his name is Dovid Yehudah , no in Israel is 052 327 2558

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  3. as per this discussion, i'm curious if there is anyone here who can post separately on how to perfect the art of mechikot so they are undetectable. i have small electric sanders/erasers, very fine sandpaper, razors, vinyl erasers, chalk etc but i'm sure there is a good formula and methods to train one in making these tikkunim invisibile to the eye...so if you know -- please share!

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  4. There are a number of people in Israel who do amazing erasures, they can even remove entire sections and it's hardly noticeable.

    This reminds me of when I was a newbie and writing a Torah 20+ years ago. I left the yeria open to dry while taking a mid afternoon break. The room was off the laundry porch and the door to the open porch was left open. Obviously a pigeon came into the room and soiled most of the yeria.

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