[Table of Contents] [Search]


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[BKARTS] Trimming Q: bookplane/plough?



Hi list, wondering if you all can help me out here.

I love making small books but recently have been wanting to make larger thicker books but the problem I have is with the squaring up and trimming of denser blocks of pages. I can handle my thinner books and signatures with a knife and heavy straight edge but need something more robust for trimming the journals and memory books I want to create.

I do have a basic lying press, but do not have and have no idea where to get a plough or plane for using with it. Also, it has no raised guide edge or anything for a plough anyway. I can't afford (and don't want to lug into my 2nd floor apt) a guillotine... but i need to make my books look finished and neat! I hate the futile attempts at trimming with a knife/razor/xacto. Consistency is impossible!!!

Are there any resources, advice or techniques regarding trimming the ragged edges of a stack of signatures or just the raw edge of a text block, etc? I don't want anything fancy, just accurate and affordable. i wanted a plane or plough that I could use with the lying press I have but i don't think its possible because of the lack of a guide of any kind. All you experienced binders out there must know someway I can solve theis problem with out breaking my bank or back...

J

***********************************************
NOW ONLINE, The Bonefolder, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2008 at
<http://www.philobiblon.com/bonefolder>
For all your subscription questions, go to the
Book_Arts-L FAQ and Archive.
See <http://www.philobiblon.com> for full information.
***********************************************



[Subject index] [Index for current month] [Table of Contents] [Search]

 [CoOL]

Search BookArts Archives

This page last changed: October 02, 2008