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Re: [BKARTS] wrinkled endpapers

Not enough time. Have you "backed" the book, i.e. do you have a shoulder?
Where do your boards site, all the way at the spine fold/shoulder? Is it a
case binding? A better description of the binding structure would be helpful.

I'm guessing not based on your description. If so, especially, I think
you're asking for trouble with the combination of flat-backed, no groove,
boards at shoulder. I also think 1/2 hour is not enough time for the paste
to dry thoroughly in that area.


At 02:10 PM 1/5/2005, you wrote:
I'm having problems with my endpapers when I work on a flat backed leather
book with no "french groove".  I think I should be pasting down the
endpapers with the book open, but when I do that, they wrinkle at the
hinge when I close the book.  I have been allowing the endpaper to dry for
1/2 hour, then closing. I am using a wheat starch paste.  Any suggestions
thankfully rec'd.
Carole Vanderhoof
Lonely Pine Bindery
Rifton, NY


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