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Re: [BKARTS] gorillas and tack, and making bookcloth



Thanks so much!  I'll have to track some down and try it. 

Pauline

On 7/16/05, J. J. Foncannon <bolu.bolu@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dear Pauline:
> 
> I quote from a website, http://www.jerrysartarama.com/art-supply-stores/online/4058,
> that sells the product:
> 
>  Spray adhesives tend to migrate into thin paper stocks and if you're
> not very careful
> the adhesive can be uneven causing problems later on. Double Tack
> requires no heat,
> moisture, glue or activator. Sandwiched between two heavy release sheets
> is a Double
> Tack which has a two coating of permanent, acid-free and archival
> adhesive on both
> sides. Just lift up on one release sheet, then apply the sticky side to
> what you are
> mounting and then remove the other release sheet.
> 
> 
>    I take nice fabric, cut a piece about equal to the size of the
> double tack (it
> comes is three sizes: 9X12, 18X24, 24X36), strip off one of the coating
> sheets of the
> double tack, and apply the sticky just exposed side to the fabric; then
> I smooth it
> down and trim it to size. This is the new bookcloth.  For using, I cut
> it to size, and
> just before applying the fabric I strip off the remaining coating sheet.
>  Sometimes it
> is necessary to iron the fabric to assure a smooth mounting surface.
>    I live in Philly, and there is a fabric store here that sells
> primarily unholstery
> fabrics.  They have regular sells of beautiful remnants in generous
> sizes, 6-10 yards,
> enough to bind a hundred books, for $5-$10.  I find these fabrics make wonderful
> bookcloth.
>    Of the many methods discussed in this group for converting fabric to bookcloth
> (consult the archives)  I am sold on this one, which was recommneded by
> an very
> knowledgeable clerk in an art supply house here.
>    I am deeply disappointed in the bookcloth I find in bookbinding
> supply houses.
>    Welcome to  BOOK_ARTS!!  10% of what I learned I learned in
> bookbinding class.
> The other 90% I learned from the very generous and talented members of
> this discussion
> group.
> Jet
> 
> 
> Pauline Braun wrote:
> 
> > I'm a newbie. Can you tell me more about "double tack" please?
> > Pauline
> >
> > On 7/16/05, J. J. Foncannon <bolu.bolu@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >    Was there a discussion in this group of gorilla glue?  It seems to
> > > have a polyurethane base.  Facts about it are on the glue info website,
> > > http://www.thistothat.com/gom/2000.02.shtml.
> > >    Does anyone here have info about its archival properties, or any
> > > experience in using it in bookbinding?
> > >    I vaguely remember this subject being discussed some time ago, but I
> > > could be wrong.
> > >    I have discovered there is an archival version of double tack.
> > > Double tack is the best way I've found of converting ordinary fabric to
> > > bookcloth.  Anyone have any experience with the archival version?
> > >    Lot's of purists in this group.  Someone said, in a previous
> > > discussion of glues,  that unless a glue is wheat paste based or hide
> > > glue, he didn't have any interest in it.  I  am slowly converting to
> > > this point of view, except I do use epoxy in attaching headbands.  The
> > > only way I've found of keeping the from separating from the text block
> > > when I put the book in the bookpress.
> > >
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> __________________________________________________
> **********************************************************
> J. J. Foncannon
> Philadelphia, PA  19139
> 
>  The Belgian surrealist painter Renee Magritte entered a cheese store in
> Brussels to
> purchase a wheel of Swiss cheese.  The owner pulled a wheel from the
> front window, but
> Magritte said he preferred the one on the back counter.
>  "But they are identical," the owner protested.
>  "No," Magritte insisted.  "This one's been stared at."
> **********************************************************
> 
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