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Re: Japanese Stab Binding



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Sean:

When I'm doing just one book, I use a sharpened ice pick and whack it with
a wooden mallet. If I'm doing an edition, I use a 1/4" drill, holding the
book with C clamps. There is a small drill press you can buy for just this
purpose too.

Pat Baldwin


>    What's the best tool to punch the holes with? I've
>    run across a tool called a Japanese Punch that
>    looked more specialized for this sort of thing,
>    but at $70US I was loathe to try it. After having
>    an awl snap in my hand, however, I'm thinking that
>    maybe that $70 would be well-spent.
>
>Anything you fine people can tell me will be appreciated.
>
>::::
>
>Sean Evans
>

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