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Re: Bookbinding 2000 - Tony Cains



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>From: "Peter D. Verheyen" <verheyen@PHILOBIBLON.COM>
>To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
>Subject: Bookbinding 2000 - Tony Cains
>Date: Tue, Jun 13, 2000, 7:04 PM
>

>>Are the turn-ins smooth?
>
>Yes, because the leather is only manipulated on the board and worked flat
>at the turn-ins. In doing so he pulled, pinched, squeezed, twisted... the
>well wetted and pasted out leather. It goes without saying that the leather
>was oversized, and only pared at the headcaps and then corners. Those
>interested should have the basics of leather work down and know how to work
>with the material first...

Does this manipulation of the leather cause the baords to warp in a strange
manner, and if not, why not? Perhaps there is no actual stretching of the
leather, because the leather is over-sized.
jeff

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