Books that need rebinding

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Books that need rebinding

Postby pau1ie » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:42 am

I am on a book binding course. I have almost finished my first book. Thinking about what to do next I was wondering if I could join my hobbies by binding some BBC micro books that are worse for wear?

Does anyone have any books that are falling apart that they would be willing to let me loose on? I will pay postage and a small amount for the book, but be aware that there is a risk I will ruin it so I don't want to be trusted with lolrare books.

Failing that, if anyone has any pretty knackered old worthless books they'd be willing to let me have to practice on that aren't micro related. I'd be grateful.
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Re: Books that need rebinding

Postby Lardo Boffin » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:39 am

Are we talking ‘perfect bound’ books? If so I suspect I will soon have one in need of attention!

I got this book:-

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Which I have sent to lurkio to be scanned and I strongly suspect it will fall apart during scanning. I’m happy to ask lurkio to send it you afterwards to have a go at. It would be nice for it to be back in one piece afterwards as it is pretty rare. I’m happy to cover all p&p and take a risk on it.

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Re: Books that need rebinding

Postby pau1ie » Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:11 pm

First off, thanks for going to so much effort and expense to get the book scanned. I am looking forward to reading it.

I don't know what perfect bound means.

I was hoping for a little more experience before attempting a book that is worth something but you need to scan it so I can use that time. Can you get me a picture of the spine? Is it the type where the sheets are folded round and sewn together or is it the type where all the pages are individual and glued? I'd like to try a similar book first.

I suspect you have expectations about what you want the finished book to look like, which I may not be able to meet, which I suppose is a reason why I wanted to buy them, so its my risk.

Having said that, if you are really happy to take the risk, I am willing to give it a go. PM me when you have finished breaking it!
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Re: Books that need rebinding

Postby Lardo Boffin » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:31 pm

Truth be told I’m not sure about perfect bound either - just read it somewhere...

I suspect it may be individually glued but it is in transit at the moment so can’t be sure. I zoomed in on one of the photos I took and it looks glued:-

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Regarding its value it won’t be worth anything after being scanned - I strongly suspect it will fall apart. So if you can improve on that all is good. I have no expectations as to the end result but if it still holds together then jobs a good un!
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Re: Books that need rebinding

Postby BeebMaster » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:52 pm

A perfect bind is a type of glue binding. I think if you are connected up to one of those industrial printers the size of ERNIE you get an option for "perfect bind" in the print finishing settings.
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