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Re: [BKARTS] wrinkled endpapers



Try working the paper in the hinge area with your fingers through a piece of scrap paper, and also using a folder to assure adhesion at the spine edge of the board.  Two or three fingertips, with slightly increasing pressure, running up and down the hinge through paper can mold the pastedown paper into almost any hinge structure.
     I leave my books open to dry and occasionaly come back to them and run my fingers up and down again to assure a tight clean hinge.  I usually close it when it's dry enough to assure that the paper in the hinge isn't going anywhere, but with enough humidity that closing with a weight I can pretty much "set" it's memory to stay closed properly.

Bruce
----- Original Message -----
From: "Carole Vanderhoof" <CaroleVanderhoof@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [BKARTS] wrinkled endpapers
Date:         Wed, 5 Jan 2005 14:10:02 -0500

> 
> I'm having problems with my endpapers when I work on a flat backed 
> leather book with no "french groove".  I think I should be pasting 
> down the endpapers with the book open, but when I do that, they 
> wrinkle at the hinge when I close the book.  I have been allowing 
> the endpaper to dry for 1/2 hour, then closing. I am using a wheat 
> starch paste.  Any suggestions thankfully rec'd.
> Carole Vanderhoof
> Lonely Pine Bindery
> Rifton, NY
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