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Re: [BKARTS] Molding pad?



What about one of the sleeping bag pads?  There are various stiffnesses,
and thicknesses.  I've had good luck using them.

Susie Lunas
Many Moons Book Conservation

Charles Jones wrote:
> The art metal jewelry folks use a flexible pad for their hydraulic
> pressed forms. You might try a supply site for that field. I can ask
> next Monday but I am sure you could find it.
> Charles
>
>
>
> On Nov 26, 2008, at 10:43 AM, Charles LaFountain wrote:
>
>> A lot of my cased books feature either raised or recessed design
>> elements on the covers, sometime flowing through the spine as well.
>>
>> The designs are created by either raised / recessed designs cut out
>> of thick cardstock or bookboard and laminated to the case.
>>
>> I have tried various soft materials to press the book with that will
>> take on the shape that I have laid out in the design to better help
>> press the material or leather with the design... stacks of waste
>> paper, cloth, etc...
>>
>> I was wondering if anyone knew a better surface to press them against
>> to hold the design. I also tried foam such as is used on floors to
>> ease standing on concrete for long periods of time.. but the
>> structure of the foam didn't lend very well to finer details..
>>
>> I wonder if anyone has run across some sort of silicone molding pad
>> or such for this process?
>>
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