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Re: [BKARTS] Molding pad?



Volara foam. It's amazing. Talas sells it. I've used it for just such a
purpose. Don't be shy about really cranking the press tight for a few
seconds just to get it set, then let up on the pressure for longer term
pressing.
-carla

On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 11:36 AM, Susan Lunas <
bookbinder@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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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