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Re: [BKARTS] Need help



Hi

Good advice.

But be sure to attach a front and back end sheet.

When it is in the clamp, put some medical type cotton guaze over the spine
and lap it slightly over the end sheets.

Put several layers of PVA over the guaze, drying between
each layer.

The glue your cover to the spine and the two end sheets
before you trim it.

michael
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jules Siegel" <siegel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 5:16 AM
Subject: Re: Need help


> Chuck & Julie Basham wrote:
>
> > I could use some advice. I am making a book for someone in which the
> > text block is about 1/2 inch thick. The pages are printed off my
> > computer so they are not folded but single sheets stacked together.
> > The customer wants a book that looks just like a commercially made
> > book with hard covers, etc. I have made books before that I sewed
> > together many signatures then glued and put muslin on the spine, etc.
>
> I've done a number of books like this. One really good trick is to glue
> the book block and then when it's dry put it in a vise and make five
> cuts about a 1/16th inch deep across the spine at an angle. Lay threads
> into the cuts and glue them down, leaving at least an inch or so
> extending to attach the covers.
>
>
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