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Re: Repair Tip Needed



Thanks Betty!  I'm just hoping it won't be a disaster.  I really want it to turn
out nice.

Kara

Betty Storz wrote:

> Kara,
>
> I'm finally getting around to responding to your question on how to repair
> a spine. Check ou the books on bookbinding at your local library. Most will
> have instructions for replacing a spine. Or go to Bibliphon.com; I'm sure
> you'll find links to just the information you need. It's a simple repair
> job if you know what you're doing. If you don't, it can be a disaster.
>
> I think it is helpful, indeed necessary, for makers of artist's books to
> know traditional bookbinding methods and techniques. Learn the names of the
> parts of a book and some of the terms of the trade. Buy or borrow a book,
> such as HAND BOOKBINDING: a manual of instruction, by Aldren Watson. Read
> it through to become acquainted with the process. Make one of the projects.
> You'll find it will help with your artist's books.
>
> My work is mostly rebinding, repairing and restoring books, although I
> sometimes bind new books for writers and,  occasionally, small editions, as
> you will read shortly. Often, someone will come to me with a book the
> repair of which will cost far more than the book is worth. Unless the book
> has sentimental value for the owner (her mother's cookbook has her pancake
> batter on that page; her father has made notes throughout the Bible) I
> suggest checking the internet for a replacement copy, the same edition, at
> much less cost. Bookfinder.com is a good source.
>
> Good luck,
>
> Betty
>
> At 09:34 AM 02/15/2001 -0800, you wrote:
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> >I make books, but I never repair them.  I have a friend who asked me to
> repair
> >a cookbook she has.  It's in remarkably good shape.  The covers are intact,
> >but the cardboard/cover part of the spine is missing (the binding itself is
> >intact). What's a good way to easily/attractively cover the spine while
> >keeping the original covers intact? I don't want to turn this into a major
> >repair job, but I want it to look nice and be sturdy.  Thanks for any
> >suggestions.
> >
> >Kara
> >
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> >Kara Sjoblom
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> >I make books, but I never repair them.&nbsp; I have a friend who asked
> >me to repair a cookbook she has.&nbsp; It's in remarkably good shape.&nbsp;
> >The covers are intact, but the cardboard/cover part of the spine is missing
> >(the binding itself is intact). What's a good way to easily/attractively
> >cover the spine while keeping the original covers intact? I don't want
> >to turn this into a major repair job, but I want it to look nice and be
> >sturdy.&nbsp; Thanks for any suggestions.
> ><p>Kara
> ><p>--
> ><br>Kara Sjoblom
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> Betty Storz   storz@mcn.org
> Mendocino, CA
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Kara Sjoblom
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