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Re: [BKARTS] Wood for Book Covers



Thanks for the tip, Leonard. I use linen thread, but it's heavily waxed.
Would that be protection enough?  I'd love to work with aromatic cedar, if
possible--cedar grows on our family farm in Idaho, so  the wood would be
readily accessible.

Barbara


On 7/29/08, Leonard Seastone <lseastone@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Barbara,
>
> Native to your region is aromatic cedar. I recently learned that this wood
> discolors linen. If you sew with linen this could present a problem.
>
> Leonard Seastone
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Barbara Simler <moonbindery@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 2:18 pm
> Subject: Wood for Book Covers
>
>
>
>
>
>
> I'm thinking about making a few coptic books with wooden covers, and I have
> a few questions about the wood I would need to use (apologies if this topic
> has already been covered--I did look in the list archives, but didn't find
> quite what I was looking for).
>
> I'd like to use wood that's native to the region I live in (British
> Columbia, Canada), so I was thinking of using maple, poplar, or cedar. Do I
> need to use quarter sawn wood to avoid warping? It's a bit harder to locate
> quarter sawn wood, so I'm wondering if it's really essential or not.
>
> Also, are there any other woods (not necessarily Pacific North American)
> that you recommend for covers? I'm planning to do a bit of simple carving
> on
> the covers.  I've been doing research on different woods, but would
> definitely appreciate any advice you have to offer.
>
>
> Barbara
>
> --
> Barbara Simler
> Moon Bindery
> Kamloops, BC
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Barbara Simler
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