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Re: [BKARTS] technical question



I too always insert a metal sheet (with wax paper folded around it) between
the endsheets when pressing.  I buy from then http://www.onlinemetals.com/
They will custom cut to size.  A stainless steel 28 gauge plate 12"x9" runs
$3.29.  A 10"x7" plate in the same gauge runs $2.10.  Or at least that was
the price the last time I ordered.

For smaller books I buy 4"x6" sheets of roof flashing on Home Depot for
something like $2 for a package of 10.   The flashing is aluminum and is
more easily bent, but it doesn't matter because it is dirt cheap.

Rich

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "LA. Book Arts" <typenut@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 13, 2006 8:27 PM
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] technical question


> I brought mine with me, different sizes, 25 sets each, made in france.
> I would assume that anything to do with roofing supply should work?
>
>
> charles
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------
> L.A Book Arts, Inc.
> The Custom Bindery
> Krause Intaglio
> 310.360.7265
> www.Custombindery.com
> ------------------------------------
>
> On May 13, 2006, at 6:23 PM, J. J. Foncannon wrote:
>
> > Can you suggest a seller for the zinc plated sheets?
> > Thanks
> >
> > "LA. Book Arts" wrote:
> >>
> >> I don't use platic rods, I use wooden boards with a brass edge which
> >> is 3 mm protruding on one edge of the board and flat to the edge on
> >> the opposite edge or a Rock City jointer, always insert a zinc plated
> >> sheet between the bords for pressing, so you want leave any marks .
> >>
> >> charles
> >> ------------------------------------
> >> L.A Book Arts, Inc.
> >> The Custom Bindery
> >> Krause Intaglio
> >> 310.360.7265
> >> www.Custombindery.com
> >> ------------------------------------
> >>
> >> On May 13, 2006, at 6:07 PM, J. J. Foncannon wrote:
> >>
> >>>       After recasing a book and attaching the Plexiglas rods to make
> >>> those cute little dimples in the spine, I place the book
> >>> in the bookpress.  I suppose this is standard procedure, but my
> >>> question is this.  How long do you leave the book in the
> >>> press?  Overnight?  Several hours? Is it possible to overdo it?  I
> >>> know that when rebinding with leather, depending on
> >>> the thickeness of the leather, it is possible for the turn downs to
> >>> leave unsightly impressions on the pages.  Someone
> >>> on this list suggested placing thin boookboard between the end
> >>> papers the minimize this, but is it also possible to
> >>> leave the book in the press for a shorter period of time?
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> > -- 
> > *********************************************************
> >
> >  Jet Foncannon
> >  Philadelphia, PA  19139
> >
> >  ON THE OPEN-MINDEDNESS OF SCIENTISTS
> >
> > Rabi and Kusch, the former and current chairman of the department
> > [at Columbia University] came into my office...."You
> > should stop the work you are doing. You know it's not going to
> > work.  We know it's not going to work. You're wasting
> > money.  Just stop!"
> > Llewelyn H. Thomas, a noted Columbia theorist, told me that the
> > maser flatly could not, due to basic physics
> > principles, provide a pure frequency with the performance I
> > predicted.  So certain was he that he more or less refused
> > to listen to my explanations. After it did work, he just stopped
> > talking to me.
> > Charles S. Townes, "How the Laser Happened."
> >
> >
> >  **********************************************************
> >
> >              ***********************************************
> >
> >          The Bonefolder, Vol 2, No 2, Spring 2006 Now Online at
> >        <http://www.philobiblon.com/bonefolder/vol2no2contents.htm>
> >
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> >                    Entry Deadline, September 15, 2006
> >
> >              For all your subscription questions, go to the
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> >
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>              ***********************************************
>
>          The Bonefolder, Vol 2, No 2, Spring 2006 Now Online at
>        <http://www.philobiblon.com/bonefolder/vol2no2contents.htm>
>
>                     Flag Book Bind-O-Rama and Exhibit
>                    Entry Deadline, September 15, 2006
>
>              For all your subscription questions, go to the
>                       Book_Arts-L FAQ and Archive.
>
>           See <http://www.philobiblon.com> for full information
>              ***********************************************
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                    Flag Book Bind-O-Rama and Exhibit
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