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Re: [BKARTS] Slip cases

Just about every traditional bookbinding manual will describe how to make a

One of the easiest ways to do it is to cut a piece of board (grain matters)
the height of the book plus two board thicknesses plus a hair and twice the
width plus the spine. On the outside measure the width, then spine, then
width. SCORE (i.e. cut through a bit more then half the thickness of the
board) on the marks indicating the spine width. Fold so that there are two
90 degree bends. Next cut two strips of board the width of the book. These
will make the top and bottom pieces. Knick the corners on one end to
because of the when one scores and folds a little bit of material sticks
out. Using straight PVA apply glue to the edges of the top and bottom
pieces, fit into the space making sure that they are flush to the outside
and the case square and secure with tape until dry. Then cover... A
variation is to cut the sides, spine, and top/bottom pieces as separte
pieces and glue together.


Peter D. Verheyen
Bookbinder & Conservator, PA - AIC
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