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Re: [BKARTS] Gluing Boxes Square - Using a jig to help

The Conservation Lab of the Syracuse University Library has instructions for making drop-spine boxes online at <http://libwww.syr.edu/information/spcollections/conservation/SUConsManual-DropSpineBox.pdf>. Please note that these instructions were written for use by our work-study students. It does not require a jig to measure as all measurements are transferred to the board from the actual item to be boxed. Average time for students to complete a box about 2 hours. Yes, we have a real board shear.

In terms of using a mat cutter to cut the parts for a box, I have an alterative recommendation at <http://www.philobiblon.com/upload/>. Before I had my boardshear (floor model 1080) I used this for all my cutting, even boxes. You will definitely want to use the heavy-duty snap-off blade knifes and snap early and often. Blades are also cheaper than for mat cutters.



Peter D. Verheyen
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