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Re: Two-needle Coptic Sewing


Is it too late to lay out that last signature to make it an 8-page one so
that all will be equal thickness? You'll have some blank pages at the back,
but that shouldn't be a problem.


At 10:22 AM 2/17/99 -0500, you wrote:
>This may simply be a matter of practice, but...
>I'm working on a two-needle Coptic sewn binding, which has 11 gatherings of
>8 pages and 1 gathering of 4 pages.  The "short" gathering is the last
>gathering of the text block.
>I'm repeatedly running into a problem on the 4 pg gathering of drawing the
>thread through the fold and tearing it.  For my test book, I've repaired the
>damage by pasting in a small piece of paper across the tear, running the
>grain crosswise of the pages.
>I suspect that part of the problem is that my hands get used to working with
>the 8 pg gatherings, which can take more stress.
>Does anyone have any tips on how to keep myself from tearing that last
>Lyle H. Gray
>lyle @ quodata . com                            inceptum perage
Betty Storz   storz@mcn.org

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