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Re: [BKARTS] modern techniques

More thoughts... You'd think there are other things I want to do today too, but this is fun...

For plexiglass (acrylic) I think that one will need to use solvent based adhesives... Micro-mark, <http://www.micromark.com>, is a great source for many of those things as are hobby shops... An alternative might be Vivak (PETG - Polyethylene terephthalate) that has the transparency of acrylic, but can be bent easily by hand and doesn't shatter when drilled... There's a description of a binding, Faith ? Family ? Country: A modern family heirloom by William Minter in the Bonefolder, <http://www.philobiblon.com/bonefolder/BonefolderVol1No2.pdf> on page 30. Don Glaister, and others have created bindings using pages of polyester (Mylar) and for sewing one could using monofilament fishing line (use a CA - Cyanoacrylate / crazyglue to bond the knots).

A good general adhesive for cleaning adhereing things to clear sheets and funky materials is 3M 568, <http://www.gaylordmart.com/adblock.asp?abid=505> or Gudy 870, <http://www.gaylordmart.com/adblock.asp?abid=13>. both are used for dry mounting and with good pressure bond quite well.

Some other examples of bindings using clear materials are Charelene Matthew's entry in the Guild's ABeCedarium at <http://cool-palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw/gallery/abecedarium/abc3.htm#matthews> or Sol Rebora's entry from the Guild's In Flight exhibit at <http://cool-palimpsest.stanford.edu/byorg/gbw/gallery/inflight/51.shtml>

Alrighty, that's really it...



Peter D. Verheyen
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