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Re: a new law of nature

Yes indeed.  And a corollary of this law is that the headband (or endband)
that you sew for the foot of the spine will always be much neater than the
one you sew for the head of the spine.  I was taught to do the one at the
foot first, with the expectation that the one at the head, which "showed",
would be better....



At 09:18 AM 5/20/98 -0400, you wrote:
>I've discovered a new law of nature--well, I'm not sure what to call it.
>It's along the lines of Murphy's Law and the Peter Principle. Here it is.
>If you are binding a book that is front/back symmetrical, the back *always*
>turns out better.
>This law cannot be broken. It doesn't matter whether you are tooling,
>laying in endsheets, mitreing leather corners, the back is better. It also
>doesn't matter whether you do the back first (as I was taught) or try to
>fool the gods by doing the front first. Sigh.
>Steven D. Hales
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