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Re: Hello - boards - moisture



You bend the board a bit, see which way bends more and that's the way the
grain runs.  A lot of rag board is made sans grain, which is great as you
don't have to worry about it.  What part of SW VA are you in?  Ever get to
Asheville?  I have a papermill/bindery downtown, love visitors . . .
Right now I'm getting ready for the American Craft Council show in Baltimore
2/22-27, a huge endeavor.
Susan
----- Original Message -----
From: Mary Varson Cromer <mlv2k@MAIL.WISE.VIRGINIA.EDU>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2000 8:50 AM
Subject: Re: Hello - boards - moisture


>    To avoid the bends, cut one board with grain running
>    lengthwise, the other with grain running crosswise.  When you glue them
>    together, voila' !  No more bends!
>
> Hi Susan. I've been making exposed spine chain stitch books recently using
> matboard. (I also mat and frame.--I'm fortunate to have a good supply.)
But
> I've always used only one thickness and have never been quite sure how to
> get a thicker board. My question is: how do you know what the grain of the
> board is? Rag board (which I try to use when I can), from what I can tell,
> doesn't seem to have a discernable grain. Am I just missing it?
> Thanks.
> Mary Cromer
> Southwest Virginia
>
>
> mlv2k@mail.wise.virginia.edu
> Mary Varson Cromer
> (540) 328-0153
>
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