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Re: [BKARTS] Split box corner repair?



I would carefully lift the cloth all around the break.  Using a hypodermic needle with pva, I would try to force a small bead of glue between the two edges.  Rig something to act as a clamp to hold in place (like wrapped gauze with pelon as a barrier to the glue).  When dry, paste layers of japanese tissue to give a strong mend.  When dry, re-apply the cloth flaps, and again a thin strip/s of japanese paper to give a look ofcontinuation to the cloth.  Pigment repairs with acrylic pigment, or your choice of pigment. You may have to fiddle to give the final pigment a finish similar to the cloth (sometimes 400 or 6oo wet or dry sandpaper can abrade the pigment to make it almost invisible.  This is one way.  Pay attention to any glue that appaears on the inside of the box- wipe it away.

Bruce levy
----- Original Message -----
From: Norman Sasowsky <norsky@UDEL.EDU>
Date:         Mon, 24 Jun 2002 09:48:52 -0400
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
Subject:      [BKARTS] Split box corner repair?


> I have a 8 X 10" box, fine linen cloth, that has split one corner almost
> down to the bottom. I did not make the box and it is necessary to retain
> the original box. I'd appreciate any suggestions for repairing the
> damage. The corner edge is 1-1/4" and the split is about an inch long.
> It's a clean tear. Please reply off line. Thank you. Norman
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