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Book with wooden boards

From: Hugh P. Glover <hglover<-at->
Date: Friday, May 15, 2009
Robert Pearce <robert.pearce [at] nottingham__ac__uk> writes

>I have recently been working on a 15th Century English binding. The
>book has Beech(?) boards that are approximately 9mm thick and one of
>the boards is broken along the grain. Although this must have
>happened quite a while ago, the boards fit together quite nicely
>with good sharp clean joins. ...

For the clean wood /split you describe I'd recommend a liquid hide
glue and clamp pressure. A paste wax could be useful resist for any
squeze out.

Hugh Glover
Willliamstown, Mass


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