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Re: [BKARTS] Re-binding a soft cover book



Rob Shepherd's book, "Hand Made Books", has an excellent description 
for rebinding paper backs.

Frank Lehmann
Lehmann Bindery

On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 23:26:58 -0500, J Godsey wrote:
> I'm new to the list, so bear with me.
> the few times I have made hardcovers out of softcovers
> I trim the old cover and attach it to the top of the new cover, same 
> for the spine.
> 
> If the item gets a lot of use, I either peel the art from the card 
> stock and lay it on the bookcloth or create an inlay with a card
> cutout under the cloth, so that the cover is more or less smooth.
> 
> 
> J. Godsey
> 14 Pleasant St.
> Methuen, MA 01844
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> 
>>  -----Original Message-----
>>  From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
>>  June-Etta Chenard
>>  Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2004 7:56 PM
>>  To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>  Subject: Re-binding a soft cover book
>> 
>> 
>>  I have a much-used, soft-cover book on which the cover was wearing
>>  out. I made a hard cover, which I attached to the outside of the soft
>>  cover. It looks wonderful but now the old cover is pulling away from
>>  the pages. The pages are just glued in a perfect binding, and if I
>>  glue the great new cover to another page, it, too, will tear off. If
>>  anyone has any ideas on how to extend its life, I would be most
>>  grateful.
>>  Thank you,
>>  June-Etta Chenard
>> 
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