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Re: [BKARTS] Trimming Q: bookplane/plough?



Hi, call your neighborhood Kinko's and see if they will trim your edges and/or how much they will charge you per cut. Or, if Kinko's won't do this, find a letterpress printer or book binding studio which should have a guillotene to cut the edges. I work with a letterpress printer, however, we are in Asheville, NC. I know that you will be able to find someone to help you out. www.jansappbookbinder.com

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From: "J.E.Addison" <firexbrat@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 5:32 PM
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [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

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