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Re: [BKARTS] repairing torn pages



Erik, I don't use wheat starch, but folks say that it acts very much like
rice starch.  Why wheat vs. rice?  Mostly seems to be personal preference--I
learned from a person who always used rice, so I "stick" with it.  According
to my teacher, it seems to make a smoother paste.

Try putting the guarded signatures in a staggered stack so that all of the
guards are exposed to the air, then they should dry in an hour or so.

And for Jet, Someone posted a US source for a double boiler with an
automatic stirrer in the Book Arts list recently

Regards,

John MacKrell
---
Ann Arbor, Michigan
(734) 604-0992
See finishing stove at www.johnmackrell.com





> From: Erik Haagensen <erik.haa@xxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: Book_Arts-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2009 16:13:01 +0100
> To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [BKARTS] repairing torn pages
> 
> John, thanks for yur advice.
> 
> Actually I'm not ironing for the sake of smoothness - just for a quick
> dry-up!
> I only do this when I'm in a hurry and when I know (or have testet) that the
> paper and/or the print will tolerate it.
> Frankly I don't not the long term effect on repair that has been
> "heat-treated" this way - but normal papers does not have any problems when
> temperature is not too high.
> 
> I'm using wheat or wheat starch - never rice. But if these different
> materials behave relatively the same - it seems from your advice that I use
> a too short boiling time.
> I'll try a fresh batch according to your instruction on paper that I now has
> this problem with adhesion.
> 
> -- 
> mvh
> Erik Haagensen
> Oslia
> NO-2550 Os i Østerdalen
> tlf: +47 94430332 / 62497332
> www.bokbinding.no
> www.haagensen.no/erik
> N62.50439 E11.17562
> 
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