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Re: [BKARTS] a restoration question?



Kristen,

Many's the day I wish I did bookbinding for a hobby.
Then I could work on my own books. I have, a large
library for an individual ( in excess of 5000 vols.)
many are in need of restoration or repair, yet I never
find the time to give them the attention they need.

Ed
--- Kristen Kakos <kbk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> well, i'm still an amateur because i've only bound
> in one style, and then
> only bound about 10 books total.  i did
> rebind/repair a couple of this
> friend's sketchbooks, but that was really a
> different thing altogether.
> the sketchbooks could be changed, and in one case i
> completely changed the
> way the spine looked as well as the outer
> cover/boards, and it was fine
> with her.  this sounds like the signatures may be
> ripped/coming out and
> I'm not sure how to handle that if it's not an
> obviously easy resewing
> fix.
>
> This sounds more like a book that shouldn't be
> changed notably from it's
> original style and binding.  i do plan on taking a
> look at it, and will
> judge then, but no, i'm not confident enough in my
> work to say that i
> could repair it myself.
>
> i'm still an amateur because i took binding up as a
> hobby.  Although I
> enjoy it quite a bit, i've still got the day job
> taking up a lot of my
> time. that's one of the reasons i love this list so
> much -- i can look
> through the history of it and find answers to
> questions and different
> ideas on how to do different things.
>
> hrm... hope that all made sense.
>
> - kristen
>
> > Kristen,
> >
> > Just out of curiosity, how did you determine
> without
> > ever seening the book that you are capable of
> doing a
> > proper job. If you are confident enough about your
> > work that you can take for granted that you can do
> it;
> > why are you still an amatuer?
> >
> > Ed
> > --- Kristen Kakos <kbk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> >> hey everyone,
> >>
> >> i've had a friend contact me regarding a book
> that
> >> she wants
> >> restored/repaired.  i haven't seen it yet, but
> from
> >> the way she talks
> >> about it -- had it since she was too young to
> >> remember, it's in need of
> >> repair, out of print and she can't find it
> anywhere
> >> -- i don't think it's
> >> the kind of thing that is out of my league as an
> >> amateur bookbinder.
> >>
> >> can anyone recommend someone to talk to in the SF
> >> bay area to get this
> >> done?  i haven't seen it yet, as i said, and so i
> >> don't know what to
> >> expect.  i'm going to contact the SF Center for
> the
> >> Book tomorrow.
> >>
> >> any other ideas?  thanks!
> >>
> >> - kristen aka kbkbkbkbkbkbkbkbk
> >>
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