Step 6: Text block part 1
-Lay down some wax paper larger than 11 inches you will need 2 sheets. gather the printer paper make sure its in a stack, VERY neatly.
-Here comes the hard part. Keep all the edges lined up with each other. when its laid down on the wax paper, the edges should align and create a 90 degree angle with the surface your working on and the bulk of the paper. I use a triangle with a 90 degree edge to make it as close as you can. When the edges are as perfect as you can get it, add a heavy book on top. Don't cover one of the longest sides(which is ll inches),
-Add glue evenly to the compressed paper edge( I'm showing the text block vertically because its really hard to take a picture while doing the gluing part horizontally). The glue needs to cover all of the edge,otherwise spots wont be bound and the text block will fall apart. Its ok if it gets on the wax paper, its there to keep the glue contained and were you want it which is on the edge of the paper. the point is to compress the pages as tight as you can, and by adding the glue evenly you bind the pages together into a solid block of paper. with small books you probably can use bulldog clips as seen in the picture.
-At this point you can lift (very carefully) the book off and add the wax paper over the top of the stack (were its glued)add the book to hang over the glued area, this will compress the paper further and squeeze the extra glue out. You can use a finger or brush to smooth the extra glue out evenly. now you can add more books for weight and let it dry. I waited 5 hours(at most 24), just to be sure. It all depends on the glue and how thick your layer is.