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Re: [BKARTS] Paper Grain direction

When I suggested the tearing method for determining grain, I should have
made it clear that the bending method is the best of all when it's a
paper with a distinct grain direction. Some of them are so nearly equal
that I'm unable to be certain which way bends more easily. The tearing
method answers the question unequivocally.

The original poster seemed to still be having problems with all the
methods suggested by other posters.


On Thu, 30 Nov 2006 10:36:58 -0500 Dennis Yuen <info@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> I find that the bending test is the easiest and safest to do. My 
> first 
> bookmaking teacher would tear up a corner of the paper, lick it up 
> and 
> see which way it curls. It's fast, but I don't like the fact that 
> you 
> will have to waste that corner. However, this snip-and-lick option 
> doesn't really work for card stock and boards, in which I found the 
> bending method works perfectly.
> Dennis
> Paper and Bookmaking Blog: http://CaiLun.info
> Lee Churchill wrote:
> > I do a non-destructive test. I bend the paper vertically and
> > horizontally, whichever is 'springier' is against the grain. 
> >   

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