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Re: repair costs

In a message dated 9/3/99 9:45:34 PM, roroberts@JUNO.COM writes:

<< "How could it possibly take 15-20 hours for a full leather binding unless
you're doing extensive tooling or onlays?" >>

To put this in perspective, I once spent 26 hours paring the French Cape
Morocco leather for one fine binding, using a spokeshave and paring knives on
this large, thick skin. The time spent in doing a job well and carefully can
be very long indeed. Tooling alone can take the mentioned 15-20 hours or

I work at the speed of a snail! "God is in the details" they say.

Paula Marie Gourley

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