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  Topic: How much glue on back?
Arnold

Replies: 6
Views: 884

PostForum: Bookbinding   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:59 pm   Subject: How much glue on back?
You really need to try and clamp the text block closer to the spine so that you can attack it with a hammer to obtain the correct backing shape. It is easier said than done and you need to practice on ...
  Topic: Old Bible
Arnold

Replies: 0
Views: 508

PostForum: Show Off!   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:05 am   Subject: Old Bible
Here are two pictures of an old Bible (1611/13) before and after some repair. Full details may be given at a meeting of the Victorian Bookbinders Guild.
  Topic: book covers using non-traditional materials.
Arnold

Replies: 7
Views: 2761

PostForum: Show Off!   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:30 am   Subject: book covers using non-traditional materials.
Here are two pictures of my entry for the 2009 Royal Melbourne Show. It received 3rd prize. Good result you may say, but there were only 4 entries in this category.
The book is a 1931 edition of a bo ...
  Topic: Grain direction for cover boards?
Arnold

Replies: 9
Views: 1364

PostForum: Bookbinding   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:19 am   Subject: Grain direction for cover boards?
I use 3 mm. MDF board for my covers. It does not have a grain and is very stiff. I think that ancient bookbinders only used millboard because MDF had not been invented.
For smaller books I use offcu ...
  Topic: Best method to bind an unwieldy stack of single sheets?
Arnold

Replies: 11
Views: 1449

PostForum: Bookbinding   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:13 am   Subject: Best method to bind an unwieldy stack of single sheets?
I have read all the suggestions for binding single sheets. Most will work. I still prefer cutting grooves across the spine at 45degrees to the vertical. The cuts are across the spine at 90 degrees but ...
  Topic: Hi from Arnold
Arnold

Replies: 2
Views: 1658

PostForum: Introductions   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:57 am   Subject: Hi from Arnold
Just thought I should update readers about Mr. Suddaby's Bookshop. It has now closed! I am working through the maze of websites to try and remove references. My website at www.booklovers.com.au will c ...
  Topic: Rubberised Curtain liner instead of bookcloth
Arnold

Replies: 10
Views: 3081

PostForum: Bookbinding   Posted: Sat May 23, 2009 3:35 pm   Subject: Rubberised Curtain liner instead of bookcloth
Amateur bookbinders in the Gippsland area may be able to purchase small quantities of bookcloth from Peter Lendon who is a bookbinder of many years and who operates from the Yarragon Bookshop. Telepho ...
  Topic: Finishing Press, Laying Press, Nipping Press
Arnold

Replies: 3
Views: 1879

PostForum: Bookbinding   Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:14 pm   Subject: Finishing Press, Laying Press, Nipping Press
You cannot use a plough with a finishing press unless you turn it over and fasten guide rails. The guide rails could be srewed on so they are easily removed.
So, yes you could use a finishing press s ...
  Topic: Finishing Press, Laying Press, Nipping Press
Arnold

Replies: 3
Views: 1879

PostForum: Bookbinding   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:27 pm   Subject: Finishing Press, Laying Press, Nipping Press
The laying press hold the book so that work can be done on the edges, usually trimment with a plough, gilding, etc. The finishing press is similar but has the top surface chamfered to allow for use of ...
  Topic: Sales results
Arnold

Replies: 0
Views: 853

PostForum: Website Feedback   Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:27 pm   Subject: Sales results
Very good result from the For Sale listing. Sold my small book press in just a few days.
  Topic: book covers using non-traditional materials.
Arnold

Replies: 7
Views: 2761

PostForum: Show Off!   Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:39 am   Subject: book covers using non-traditional materials.
Thanks for the comments. I think that bookcloth and bookbinding leathers are best, but quite expensive and not always easily obtained in small amounts.
After that, it is a case of trial and error wit ...
  Topic: book covers using non-traditional materials.
Arnold

Replies: 7
Views: 2761

PostForum: Show Off!   Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:00 pm   Subject: book covers using non-traditional materials.
I have not learned to pare leather and have used procedures to obviate the need.

Find an uphoslerer and try to obtain off-cuts that are often thin. I still prefer charity shops and leather clothin ...
  Topic: Rubberised Curtain liner instead of bookcloth
Arnold

Replies: 10
Views: 3081

PostForum: Bookbinding   Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:31 pm   Subject: Rubberised Curtain liner instead of bookcloth
Hello Kathryn BC,

Here is a picture of a book I recently bound. The cover uses vinyl fake snakeskin and pink velvet with a pink satin ribbon to cover the join.
It was rather messy fixing the ribbo ...
  Topic: Rubberised Curtain liner instead of bookcloth
Arnold

Replies: 10
Views: 3081

PostForum: Bookbinding   Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:21 pm   Subject: Rubberised Curtain liner instead of bookcloth
Here are 3 pictures of a book I rebound recently. The book was resewn on tapes and a new cover made. The spine is a vinyl coated cloth that was sold as fake snakeskin. The boards are covered in some l ...
  Topic: book covers using non-traditional materials.
Arnold

Replies: 7
Views: 2761

PostForum: Show Off!   Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:40 am   Subject: book covers using non-traditional materials.
Here are a couple of books covered with non-bookbinding materials. All were submitted to the Royal Melbourne show, and only the Rubaiyat was rejected for use of gold leather stripe. Perhaps I should n ...
 
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