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Re: Hello - boards - moisture



Welcome home!

If you will paste the two pieces of mounting board together with the grain
in opposite directions, you will have a very rigid board that will not warp.

I hope that will solve the problem.

Betty


At 01:51 PM 02/08/2000 -0800, you wrote:
>Hello, friends.
>
>I have been away for a while and am glad to get back
>to the list. I have a couple of questions, looked in
>the archives but couldn't find anything.
>
>1. Moisture in the boards: how do you bookbinders know
>when your cover boards are completely dry? I feel them
>and if they feel cool to the touch I presume there is
>some moisture left. And of course if they start
>bending the minute they come out from under the
>pressing boards! But is there a better way to tell?
>
>2. Binder's board: what kind of board (not necessarily
>archival) could I use for journals, if I couldn't
>afford Davy board? I believe good 3-ring binders are
>made using chipboard, am I right? So far (don't laugh)
>I have been getting scrap framing mat from framing
>shops and pasting 2 mats together to get the thickness
>I want. But the boards bend over time. Does anybody
>know of a wholesale supplier in the San Jose, CA area?
>So that I don't pay an arm and a leg for shipping?
>
>Thank you, thank you,
>
>Suhag
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Betty Storz   storz@mcn.org
Mendocino, CA

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