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Re: [BKARTS] rebinding a broken paperback binding



Jim,

The term "perfect binding" was thought up by the guy
that wanted to fool people into thinking it was
perfect. You've got to admit that to the uninitiated,
it does sound impressive.

Regards,

Ed
--- jp <gympolestar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> To reshear perfect bound books (who ever came up
> with that term?! it's
> anything but perfect....) or new single pages to
> make into a book, I  use a
> radial arm saw with a sharp fine-tooth plywood
> blade.  Makes a very clean
> cut that looks like it is sheared. Clamp the book
> between 2 pieces of wood
> and cut.  I have done it MANY times and it comes out
> great every time.  The
> hotmelt glue kinda makes a mess on the wall but once
> it hardens it is easily
> removed  :>)  I also use it to shear the textblock
> once assembled.
> Jim
>
>    ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jet Wimp" <bolu.bolu@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, August 27, 2004 1:32 PM
> Subject: Re: rebinding a broken paperback binding
>
>
> > I use a paint remover blower, similar to a hair
> drier but with
> considerable more pizazz (not a blowtorch!) After
> the glue is melted I
> scrape it off with a paint scraper.  If the margins
> of the paperback allow,
> I then do a saw kerf process to strengthen the spine
> (make diagonal cuts 1
> 1/2 inches apart and 1/4 inch deep, and fill with a
> strong cord and hot
> glue.)  I then bind the book as usual.
> > If the margins of the book are very narrow, I just
> go ahead and bind as
> usual, attaching the super with hot hide glue, which
> I find infinitely
> preferable to the plastic based products book
> manufacturers use for glue.
> It's a compromise, admittedly.
> > > From: Duncan <tvjunkie@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Date: 2004/08/24 Tue PM 05:50:21 GMT
> > > To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Subject: Re: rebinding a broken paperback
> binding
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
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> >
> >                        Spring[binding]Hath Sprung
> >          Worldwide Springback Bind-O-Rama and
> Online Exhibition
> >             Full information at
> <http://www.philobiblon.com>
> >                    ENTRY DEADLINE -- September 1,
> 2004
> >
> >       Book_Arts-L FAQ and Archive at:
> <http://www.philobiblon.com>
> >
> ***********************************************
>
>
> ***********************************************
>
>                        Spring[binding]Hath Sprung
>          Worldwide Springback Bind-O-Rama and Online
> Exhibition
>             Full information at
> <http://www.philobiblon.com>
>                    ENTRY DEADLINE -- September 1,
> 2004
>
>       Book_Arts-L FAQ and Archive at:
> <http://www.philobiblon.com>
>
> ***********************************************
>




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                       Spring[binding]Hath Sprung
         Worldwide Springback Bind-O-Rama and Online Exhibition
            Full information at <http://www.philobiblon.com>
                   ENTRY DEADLINE -- September 1, 2004

      Book_Arts-L FAQ and Archive at: <http://www.philobiblon.com>
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