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By Brian Sawyer

Bookbinding could be a loss of life paintings during this electronic age, yet you'll do it your self with this easy-to-follow e-book. in reality, you could opposite the process evolution and convert this actual electronic specimen right into a sturdy, hand-stitched e-book that may final for generations. while you’re entire, this publication will actually be "hands-on."

O'Reilly Senior Editor Brian Sawyer takes you thru the method with step by step directions and rankings of instructive photos. All you must convey to the desk are a couple of basic materials—including magazines you'd prefer to shield. become aware of how basic, unmessy, enjoyable, and pleasing binding books by means of hand can be.

Print the pages of this publication or get rid of the prevailing hide from a magazine
Create signatures and get ready them for stitching
Glue the spine
construct and fix the canopy boards
hide the outside and inside of the canopy boards

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Use your bone folder to tap each of the corners to make them a little blunt. Removing the sharp edges will help protect the book from wear as it slides on and off shelves. Lay sheets of scrap paper between the cover boards and your book block of signatures, and press under heavy weights overnight. FINISH UP 27 Finish Up Your book should now look like a book. The last remaining step is to cover the unsightly interior of the front and back cover. In addition to finishing off the book and making it look more attractive, pasting endsheets also increases the strength of your book, acting as a final reinforcement to draw the cover to the spine.

If you were making a blank book, using the first and last pages of the book as your endsheets (and perhaps then covering them with a nice decorative paper to finish them off) would add the most additional strength, because those pages are actually stitched and glued to the spine. But since your first and last pages contain content (including the important TOC on the first page), you’ll want to use paper specific to this task. I decided to use MAKE’s original wraparound cover as my endsheet for the front cover board.

Use your bone folder to tap each of the corners to make them a little blunt. Removing the sharp edges will help protect the book from wear as it slides on and off shelves. Lay sheets of scrap paper between the cover boards and your book block of signatures, and press under heavy weights overnight. FINISH UP 27 Finish Up Your book should now look like a book. The last remaining step is to cover the unsightly interior of the front and back cover. In addition to finishing off the book and making it look more attractive, pasting endsheets also increases the strength of your book, acting as a final reinforcement to draw the cover to the spine.

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