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Fw: wooden boards
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Fw: wooden boards
- From: Lee Cooper <lcooper@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 11 Jun 1997 08:34:33 -0400
- Message-id: <199706111338.GAA16452@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I have never used wood to bind a book and am brand new at book binding so
from that angle I have no idea what would be best. I have done a bit of
woodworking in my days however and would recommend using quartersawn
oak(if oak is a requirement for your design) that has been air dried for
the greatest stability. A slow, multi year process is the best way, moving
the wood into your shop environment for several months before finishing
into boards for your book.
Good luck, sounds like a great idea.
> From: Claire Bolton <AlembicPrs@xxxxxxx>
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: wooden boards
> Date: Tuesday, June 10, 1997 2:48 PM
> Has any one any experience of binding a book with wooden boards? I would
> like to make boards from oak for a book measuring 14.5 x 10.5 inches.
> boards will be laced on to leather thongs. I anticipate some trouble
> the wood moving and warping even though it will be 'kiln dried'. Has any
> tried this and can offer a solution to the possible problems?
> Claire Bolton