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Re: [BKARTS] Bookcloth life?

As long as it took to relax and stop curling. The important thing is to glue out the cloth, NOT the board, and to use the mixture that has more moisture. The only time I really use straight PVA is to assemble box trays, apply spine linings (after applying Japanese paper barrier with paste), and putting down hinges. Everything else is mix.


At 08:28 PM 4/20/2009, you wrote:

That is a great idea. I suspect this particular cloth is about 16-17 years
old. I didn't pay too much attention to the wrinkles, thinking that when I
glued the cloth to board (with a 50/50 mix) the crinkles would smooth out;
they didn't, but I didn't try your method of expanding it first.

How long do you let it sit with just the glue?



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