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Re: [BKARTS] Correct adhesive for book cloth

I'm not certain how your constructing your boxes, some glue out their
entire cover material similar to full leather covering and place their
boards down and turn in.  I have found similar problems as you
expressed when using particular types of bookcloth that are less
substantial than others.  My solution...I glue out my boards and apply
to the cover material as opposed to vice-versa.  This usually
eliminates the opportunity for bubbles and works quite well for me.  I
have very limited experience with the C-1 cloth from LBS, but what I
have used, I've never had the problems that you've described when
using regular old PVA.  Good luck!

Michael Atha
Restoration Books
Bindery & Fine Press

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 12:04 PM, Jane Thompson
<jane.thompson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello,
>            I am making boxes for 50 plus WPA scrapbooks and purchased
> LBS C-1 cloth for the project.  The cloth, when adhered to either
> barrier board or davey board, bubbles in a manner that I have never seen
> unless placed under such aggressive pressure that the glue is driven
> back through the cloth.
>            --Same results whether using PVA or Zen Shofu wheat paste.
>            --I have attempted to iron out the bubbles, but to no avail.
> Bubbling is extensive.  I have shown this to several conservators who
> suggested corrective measures I had already tried and which don't work.
> Could my problem be the adhesive?
> I now have a life-time supply of LBS C-1 cloth and a lot of boxes that I
> need to make.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Jane
> P.S.  Contacted the vendor with no success.

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