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Binding with wood boards
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Binding with wood boards
- From: Tricia Adams <triciaa@CATS.UCSC.EDU>
- Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 13:42:34 -0700
- Message-Id: <199708182048.NAA11478@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
I've fallen in love with the leather and wood journals featured in
Flax's catalog a while back and have recently acquired some wood which I
think is perfect for the project (from a luthier's supply house; this is
beautifully prepared wood originally meant for a guitar back). Since I
have a local tannery from which to purchased my leather, I am just short
After checking the 97 archives, I still need to know the following, so
any help and/or further references will be greatly appreciated:
- how to finish the wood. I'm assuming *not* with oil, but do I use
wax? If so, what kind? Or some other sort of wood finishing product?
- what kind of leather is best in this case? I have pig suede as well as
lambskin and garment-weight leathers. (And can get others.)
- what adhesives would be best to use?
- any other suggestions, hints, or "don'ts" will be very helpful.
Thank you all.