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Leather Binding a Paperback: A New and Improved Guide
I have! They are here (you can skip the tooling if you like): http://www.instructables.com/id/Bind-a-Book-in-Tooled-Leather/
Thank you for sharing and explaining your process!
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Have you done the instructions for binding soft-cover style yet ?
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How to Leather Bind a Paperback
My only advice would be to make sure the binding itself (the glue and super) is intact. It's fine for it to curl away from the spine of the cover... in fact, books are designed to do this (that's why you don't glue the spine of the cover to the spine of the text block).
I want to do a very large book, where the spine has begun to curl. You can tell I'm holding it together by string. Do you have any advice about a book such as this?
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Thanks! Yes, do it, and post a picture!
Thanks! Definitely give it a try, it's pretty fun. And nice pencil case!
Bind a Book in Tooled Leather
Amazing! Im in the contest too and I think you deserve to win the big prize! This is gorgeous! Id like to do this on my Bible in the future...or, make a gift for a friend. Thanks for sharing! - HollyMann
This is so awesome and you explained it really well!Now I totally have to make a leather book cover! - halledean
It means the thickness of the cardboard; the idea is that the leather will be able to cover that thickness.Thanks, enjoy!
So step 16 says to trim the cover material with an overhang that = the thickness of the cover. Does that mean the thickness of the outer cover material, the cover cardboard, or both of them together? At first I assumed it meant just the thickness of the leather, but your picture shows the overhang to be quite a bit more than just that.Awesome guide, by the way, thanks for sharing!
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Good luck! What's the book?
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Brilliant project! I really like the look of the tooled leather binding!
Thank you so much for this!I've recently read the cover off one of my favorite books and was looking for a way to fix it. This will be perfect. Of course, it's the 3rd in a series so I guess I'll have to cover the others as well. ;)
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I've never used Rumford, but it seems to have good reviews. Sounds worth a try... if you try it, let me know how it turns out!
I know what you mean about a chemical taste with higher amounts of baking powder. I hate that taste. I can't get past it. I found out about Rumford...no chemical taste at all. It's aluminum free. Have you tried it? Or should I go back to regular baking powder for better results?
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