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Re: [BKARTS] hinges

The following suggestion might work, depending on a number of factors:
The two sheets could be adhered together with maybe as little as 1/8" overlap --- I'd use PVA or a mix. The new larger sheet would then be folded to one side, or the other, of that joint.
By preparing the sheets appropriately and using a jig for alignment, uniform page margins could be obtained. In fact, one could even stagger the joints to minimize the swelling.
Two more suggestions: The edges of the sheets can be scarfed where they are joined --- thinned by cutting on a bevel or by sanding. Also, the single sheets can be arranged in a manner that will allow a thicker signature that would accommodate the swelling caused by the sewing.
Good Luck,
Bill Minter

On Mar 3, 2009, at 10:03 PM, Charles Brownson wrote:

I am consructing a binding which requires me to hinge two sheets of paper edge to edge. (Ordinary book weight paper.) I am looking for suggestions on how to do this so as to minimize the thickness in the area of the hinge? Obviously one can use thin material, but most thin papers are not tough enough to stand the bending and rubbing. In the past I have always had the luxury of a double laminate and could insert the hinge between the upper and lower sheets. Ideas?
Charles Brownson
Ocotillo Arts


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