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It always bothers me when the binding on a good paperback reference book is broken. It happened to these two books when I lent them to people. I wa...
The plan is to stitch the book together with thin wire. Check the center margins to see how much room is available.
I could have used a handheld electric drill, but also had a drill press available. I chucked up a 1/16 inch drill (my smallest) and clamped a fence t...
I drilled three sets of two holes each. I am using some fine stainless steel wire someone gave to me. Thread it through two of the holes. (This pro...
Press the wire flat on the underside and make the bends in the wire's corners as sharp as possible.
Cut the wire so there is about half of an inch extra on each end after the loop through the two holes is closed. Twist with a plier, but gently. You...
Trim the twist in the wire. I made the twist near to one of the holes. I bent the twisted wire over in a loop and tried to point the twisted ends in...
You do not want the sharp ends sticking up. After pointing the ends into the hole as much as is possible, use a hammer and maybe a punch to attempt t...
If the wire loops are a little loose, crimp the backside of the loop in a zig zag pattern with a needle nose plier to take up some slack.
Here you can see the center margin after the repair. It is narrower than before, but still adequate for reading, if not completely adequate for placi...
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