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Re: Two-needle Coptic Sewing
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Re: Two-needle Coptic Sewing
- From: "Gray, Lyle" <Lyle@QUODATA.COM>
- Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 14:27:56 -0400
- Message-Id: <199804221935.MAA19962@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.edu>
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>I get the sense that the first gathering is your real problem area, but
>to make a hole nice and snug you can punch it with an awl, instead of
>drilling, and then press the board back down into the hole when you are
Well, I did use an awl to make the holes, but the boards are
quarter-split wood (red oak), so pressing the board back down wouldn't
> As this is a Coptic binding are the boards already covered? Since
>you talk about cutting a groove I assume not, but am not sure. Punching
>is stronger and neater when done on bare boards and covered.
The original that I'm basing this binding on is a bit unusual in this
respect. It's sewn in Coptic style, but then leather is pasted over the
boards and spine _and turned in_ after the Western European style.
Lyle H. Gray
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