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Re: [BKARTS] Wood for coptic binding?



I have a branding iron that I use to stamp all my woodwork.  It is very
satisfying to reach that stage of almost complete (just before applying
finish) when I stop and heat up the iron to brand my work...


Chad Longley
chad.longley@xxxxxxx
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf Of Sonja Elen Kisa
> Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 10:36 PM
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [BKARTS] Wood for coptic binding?
> 
> What's an easy source for wood in convenient sizes for making 
> coptic-bound books in bulk? Even though it's the strongest, I 
> don't want plywood, because it doesn't look natural. I want a 
> darkish or reddish hardwood with a natural, ancient look.  
> Hopefully fairly inexpensive but still beautiful.
> 
> What kind of finish (or varnish?) do you recommend to bring 
> out the wood's natural beauty?
> 
> How could I write something on the wood cover. I was thinknig 
> of getting a custom-made branding iron to simply "burn" in a 
> logo centred on the cover of the book. Are there other 
> "primitive" methods of putting a symbol on the cover?
> 
> Sonja
> www.kisa.ca
> 
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