Tag Archives: thermal imprinting

Does thermally-induced scorching of linen ALWAYS produce fluorescence under uv, rendering it invalid as a model for the Turin Shroud? Answer: most definitely NO.

This is the second instalment of a 3-part series that looks at uv-fluorescence of model scorch imprints and/or burn marks in general. See the posting immediately preceding this one for a brief introduction, stating the long-overdue need to re-evaluate a … Continue reading

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An attempt to invalidate my own “improved” thermal imprinting procedure: 1. Macroscopic level

Yes,  here in a series of pictures, is an attempt to scorch linen so severely in my new “fabric on top” mode that folk will straight away dismiss it as invalid – producing an image with none of the subtlety … Continue reading

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Glad to be of service, “anonymous”…

“Anonymous”  on Dan Porter’s site put a question to me earlier re the new geometry I’m using to imprint images of heated templates, which I  consider produces results that are closer to the Shroud at the microscopic as well as … Continue reading

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Was the Shroud image imprinted from a medieval life-size version of a crucifix?

Here’s a photograph from my kitchen laboratory, just a day ago,  added to the end of the last posting: Through responding to questions on Dan Porter’s site, some ideas expressed long ago about the possible provenance of the Shroud image … Continue reading

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Was this how the Turin Shroud was made? Read on…

I had originally thought of giving this posting – a crystallization of some 2 years of thought, reading,  bear-pit fighting  and experimentation –  a longer more informative title, like “Was this how the TS was made – by contact scorching … Continue reading

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Those “unique” 3D properties of the Shroud seem to be proving more of a hindrance than a help to those keen to promote their New Age radiation physics.

My modus operandi  now is to send comments to a  Shroudie site that gets lots of visitors (mine does not) and then to post them here, usually after the event. I generally don’t post others’ comments – no disrespect intended … Continue reading

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Time maybe for a radical re-jigging of the scorch model – and of the alleged superficiality of the Shroud image too?

I’ve been exchanging emails with Hugh Farey recently. He’s been sending some impressive photographs of linen fibres,  before and after scorching. There’s currently the  beginnings of an exchange of views on the importance or otherwise of the primary cell wall … Continue reading

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