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Re: [BKARTS] Question about cover paper, etc


If you just have to have a weak material spanning this joint to achieve
your design goals, consider:

Build your cover boards and stubs out of two layers of  thinner board
that add up to the thickness of your finished cover. When laminating
them together, span the hinge with a strip of tyvek which is captured
between the two board layers.

Work your finish material down into the joint as you described but now,
the tyvek will carry all the load of the flexing cover. It would take
considerable force to tear this joint!

Don Drake
Dreaming Mind

IM: stitchbyhand
(510) 537-9711

On Saturday, August 23, 2003, at 05:34 AM, Peter D. Verheyen wrote:

 (yet - hinges
are always a the weak spot),


At 08:53 PM 8/22/2003 -0700, you wrote:
top cover that will be bent back and forth the most
whenever someone looks at the book is very weak
already and I have no doubt that the paper will tear
in a very short amount of time.  What can I do to
reinforce the paper/cover so that tearing is minimal
or unnoticeable?  How can I prevent this problem the
next time I make a book like this?  I worked the paper

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