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the view form the bench
November 6, 2011, 10:38 am
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the view form the bench

This is the paper I am going to use on the sides of the batch of books I am currently making. It’s 300gms paper and it butts in to the leather nicely. After it’s had a chance to dry I am going to polish the paper with a wax to seal it.



The view from the bench.
November 5, 2011, 11:51 am
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The view from the bench.

Today I am going to move this pile of books along, they need to have a trim, the leather needs to be cleaned up and a light polish. Then I am going to paint up some paper and use that to fill in the boards.
The spines on the two smaller books were built up with pva then scrim, more pva painting then brown paper and rubbed down well with a bone folder. After it dried out a layer of pasted leather was placed around the spine and allowed to dry.