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Re: [BKARTS] non-flattness in leather covers



It's dynamic to a finite degree.  It basically comes down to experience.  Any binder can, with experience, develop a pallette of techniques and methods that will work well for them.  Ten binders can have ten different approaches that work to give a similar end product.  I would spend more time on your own practical experience and less on theory (within reason- theory can help...or hinder).
     One point to remember is that the "draw" of a type of paper doesn't necessarily depend on it's weight or thickness.  Some very thin papers and tissues can exert a remarkable amount of "draw" when drying.

Bruce
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Drake" <ddrake@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] non-flattness in leather covers
Date:         Wed, 28 Sep 2005 15:06:35 -0700

> 
> attempting a specific focus:
> 
> Yes, it is no mystery that one material adhered to another will 
> exert some force. And balance may be achieved by a opposing force 
> on the other side. And that these are factors the binder must 
> account for and control. And that a fine balance may be achieved.
> 
> Will this balance persist in changing environments? It seems 
> reasonable to expect the opposite surfaces will have a different 
> exposure to atmospheric humidity, that this will induce changes in 
> curvature of the surface.
> 
> It also seems likely that, unless the two surfaces are covered with 
> identical materials, the two surfaces will react differently to 
> changes in humidity even if they have equal exposure.
> 
> Comments so far, with some exceptions, seem to imply that a final 
> state will be arrived at once the binding is finished and dry. But 
> isn't it true that shape of our books is dynamic?
> 
> Regards,
> Don Drake
> Dreaming Mind
> 
> ddrake@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> IM: stitchbyhand
> http://www.dreamingmind.com
> http://www.hughstump.com
> (510) 537-9711
> 
> 
> On Sep 28, 2005, at 2:20 PM, William Minter wrote:
> 
> > Moral of the story, know your materials and use that knowledge 
> > wisely to your advantage.
> 
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