Thursday, 23 July 2009

End Papers and end bands.


Once the end papers have been tipped on the cords were frayed out, trimmed to about 1 1/2 cm and glued down on to the end papers.



Next is the first spine lining of Fray Not is applied with PVA and lots of elbow grease.



The end bands are made from a flat leather core with paper wrapped around and moulded over the leather core. The paper corresponds to the end papers of each individual book.



Kraft paper is the final spine lining, again applied with PVA and elbow grease.



Neatly trimmed to fit the spine perfectly.

3 comments:

Carmen said...

In these photos you have a painters roller. Do you use it to glue down the inside leafs of your books as well as the headbands and spines? If so, how clean, quick ans smooth does the glue go on?

Carmen said...

Do you use the painters roller to glue down the inside leafs of your books? If so, how clean and smooth does the glue go on? Is the roller just as hard to clean as it is when using with paint? Just wondering...

Bookbinder said...

Hi Carmen,

I use a small, short pile paint roller to apply many of my adhesives. The result is smooth, no hairs and quick. I do still use a brush for smaller areas.

Mark