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Re: [BKARTS] A few questions



Printmakers use felt when printing etchings.  You could find both pressed and woven felt in several thicknesses in either 24" or 36" widths at Dan Smith Art Supplies www.danielsmith.com.  
   
  Alan Larkin
  www.larkinstudio.com

Dave Allen <allen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
  Russ,
I can't find any felt wider than 1 1/2 inches on those sites. Could you 
provide a link or tell me what to search for?
Thanks
Dave


Russ Wiecking - Wood and Metal Craft wrote:
> As I recall, there are sheet felts available for piano repair. I 
> haven't used the sheets, but the felts I have ordered are very high 
> quality.
> https://www.pianoparts.com/index1.html
> http://www.vandaking.com/us-shop/index.html
>
> On Oct 19, 2006, at 3:23 AM, Louise Garnaut wrote:
>
>> Dear All,
>>
>> I?ve come across a couple of things during the book binding classes 
>> that I
>> teach that I?m hoping the list can help out with.
>>
>> One of my students bought some ostrich skin leather & has made a rounded
>> spine case binding to put a sewn album block in. Only problem is that 
>> the
>> leather is quite stiff & doesn?t appear to have the flexibility to be 
>> able
>> to fold back onto itself & therefore it pulls the album block up with 
>> it. We
>> tried to take a few sections out of the album block thinking that a 
>> thinner
>> block would create a bit more give at the joints but it makes no 
>> difference.
>>
>> Another student wants to put padding underneath fabric &/or leather 
>> on the
>> book covers. What type & size of material (foam?) is most commonly used.
>> When we have used thin foam in the past we?ve had difficulties 
>> adhering the
>> fabric to it & have usually only managed to stretch the fabric over & 
>> glue
>> only on the turn ins. This doesn?t seem to be a very strong way of 
>> binding a
>> book. Also is it better to take the foam or padding material right to 
>> the
>> covering board edge. I saw in the archive that someone had suggested 
>> felt
>> covered with thin chipboard (would this be archival) or quilt 
>> batting. For
>> both of these how does one manage the gluing
>>
>> Finally one of my students wants to study leather binding in Italy next
>> summer (don?t we all).
>>
>> Any suggestions or leads very welcome
>>
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Louise
>>
>> Louise Garnaut
>> Bookworks Limited
>> Room F 8/F Ho Lee Commercial Building
>> 38 - 44 D'Aguilar Street
>> Central
>> Hong Kong
>> Tel (852) 2559 0175
>> Fax (852) 2858 1931
>> Email: louise@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Opening Hours: 0930 hrs ~ 1830hrs (Monday ~ Friday)
>>
>>
>>
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