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

You may also want to look into the "Martin Yale" brand commercial stack
cutter.  I have model 7000E which is a table top model made in Wabash,
Indiana.  It cuts stacks of papers or books resulting in a clean cut.  375
Sheet Capacity, 20"W X 30"D X 16"H.  Search "Martin Yale" on web for more
info.  Sale prices vary.  Purchased mine on ebay.  I have been totally
satisfied with it and it has been worth the investment.

Marie Kelzer

> -----Original Message-----
> 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 
> > thicker books but the problem I have is with the squaring up  and
> > of denser blocks of pages. I can handle my thinner books  and
> > with a knife and heavy straight edge but need  something more robust
> > 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 
> > 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
> > 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.
> > wanted a plane or plough that I could use with the  lying press I have
> > 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
> > problem with out breaking my bank or  back...
> >
> > J

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