Posted 26 July 2010 - 10:38 PM
It is A4 size only about 1cm thick and has soft cover.
The soft cover makes me unsure what the best option would be.
Any ideas? Thanks.
Posted 26 July 2010 - 11:06 PM
He was going to toss it when I offered to try & fix it. I contact cemented the pieces of the cover back together so at least the cover was all one piece.
I then covered the outside of the book cover with contact cement. I also covered a piece of 3 oz veggie tan with contact cement. It was cut so that it was substantially bigger than the outside of the Bible.
I laid one side of the Bible down on the leather and rolled it (while it was closed up) across the back onto the other side. I then used a rolling pin to make sure the contact cement all held good. I then took some really painful long time as I went around the outside of it with a super sharp razor knife and cut the leather just to the edge of the old cover.
After stamping a rose petal billfold pattern and his name onto the front cover, I presented it to him, and he still carries it.
If I do say so myself, it turned out really good.
May God bless,
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If you are reading this in English, . . . thank a veteran.
Posted 27 July 2010 - 11:47 AM
Good luck! Don't forget to post picture of your completed. project.
Posted 28 July 2010 - 10:42 PM
No way to say it better, You guys are great. Thank you all SOOO much. Will definately post results.
Edited by Dolphini, 28 July 2010 - 11:12 PM.
Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:12 PM
Good morning. I struggled with the same thing until I saw George Hurst's video on book covers. Than I saw this instruction guide somewhere.....I believe that Al Shelton may have put it together through one of the old magazines I have in my collections. Anyways, I copied it and now have it up on my wall over my drawing desk. I scanned it for you in hopes that it will provide you with some "general" guidelines to help you in your new quest.
Looking at the picture it's a little hard to tell the dimensions. It looks like it's recommending a 3/8" border beyond the edge of the binder, is that correct? Also, I see it recommends some extra allowance (maybe 1/8 inch) on each side of the spine for the gouge lines? I'm assuming this is to allow for the thickness of the leather? Am I reading that correct?
Thanks for posting this!
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Posted 29 July 2010 - 02:27 PM
sides is 5/8"
left and right of the grooves is 1/4", but I would advise you to go up to 1"-2" for a hardback book. The 1/4" might be okay for the vinyl binder that they show, but I almost did not get the book into my first cover. I also damped the inside pockets and let the moisture set in before putting in the book (with protection). It caused it to create a channel for the cover. I have a picture of one of my latest covers around this computer somewhere. Let me look around and I will post it up. I know that I have it on my blog site...address below.
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