The Flying Yorkshireman- copy 2
Signatures printed, folded and punched
Sewing frame set up. I’m using only three cords this time but doubling them- I want them to show more on the back!
Sewing in progress- sorry for the fuzzy, I just dropped the needle and grabbed the camera. I still think I don’t know what I am doing on the ends!
Trimming the pages- as best I can without a plough!
Tapped up and ready to start backing
In the press with backing boards
Gluing down the super
Bending and hammering while the glue is still wet
Back into the press for more hammering
Now the back is nice and rounded
Applying some pretty end papers- these are having a tendency to roll
Back in the press for a few
Bookmark and headband
Kraft paper over that
Making the leather case
Since I am using cow leather instead of something thinner, I have to shave the edges to get them thin enough. This is one place where the specialty tool is worth it- it’s called a skive and once you have the angle right, it makes the shaving go pretty fast. I still have to be careful not to cut the leather- or me!
Making sure the boards fit and trimming the corners
Ready to paste!
And applied to the book. Now into the press with brass edged boards for several hours
I’m pretty happy with the gilding on this one- I think I am getting better!