Book binding

Does anyone get into book binding?
Resources? Experiences? Pitfalls? Examples?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://youtube.com/c/DASBookbinding

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Heard he lost all his stuff in a flood. Shame, it's a great channel.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its a bit tedious but fairly straightforward, it will take a few hours to bind by hand
    the first important thing is getting the holes right, if you fuck this step up the pages will be off from eachother, they need to be alligned perfectly and the best way is probably to use a drill or a hand drill if you prefer
    the materials can also make it either rather cheap or very expensive, the first book i bound was a gutenburg bible which cost $30 to print, the sheepskin i bought was $50 but the portion i used from it took only a third of the skin, then the costs of the thread, the leather finish and dye, the glues, binding tape (this is what causes the ridges in old books) and the wooden (or more commonly sawdust) boards which the leather wraps around
    you could also glue the ends of pages together with the cover being cardstock which wraps around it, which is paperback

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You could do what did which is awesome but also very expensive especially for a first book. I haven't looked too much into printing, but if you get non acidic paper and use a laserjet printer should be less expensive than $30 including toner. For binding there's a method called lumbeck binding which is stronger than just adhesive but much less tedious than punching holes and sewing https://youtu.be/QTyE4z42EkQ finally instead of using leather you could use buckram (the fabric used on old library books) which is much cheaper and also durable. In the end it won't be as nice as the leather one the other anon talked about but you'll have a book much nicer than one you can get at barnes and noble

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Thanks I'll look into this. Probably not using a drill for this.
        I'd like to possibly do this with students, so I will likely try out a couple different techniques to judge least cost and least risk of fucking up.

        I vaguely recall seeing something years ago about using old book ... covers? bindings? Whatever the word is. Tearing out the insides and using the "shell"

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This is an excellent video, thank you

          Glad you guys liked the video, his channel is the best resource on traditional book binding I've found

          Heard he lost all his stuff in a flood. Shame, it's a great channel.

          Yeah I heard that too, he hasn't posted a video since so unfortunately I think it's true. Hopefully he can recover from it at some point

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This is an excellent video, thank you

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When I'm not binding books I'm building glass cages to imprison women. Works out really well.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's important to have hobbies I suppose

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Works out really well.
      Man's gotta make a living. Good to hear you've found a niche.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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