The Flying Yorkshireman- copy 2

Signatures printed, folded and punched
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Sewing frame set up. I’m using only three cords this time but doubling them- I want them to show more on the back!
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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!
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Sewing finished
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Trimming the pages- as best I can without a plough!
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Tapped up and ready to start backing
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In the press with backing boards
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Applying glue
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Gluing down the super
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Bending and hammering while the glue is still wet
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Back into the press for more hammering
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Now the back is nice and rounded
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End view
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Applying some pretty end papers- these are having a tendency to roll
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Back in the press for a few
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Bookmark and headband
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Kraft paper over that
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Making the leather case
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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!
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Making sure the boards fit and trimming the corners
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Ready to paste!
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Paste applied
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Case finished
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And applied to the book. Now into the press with brass edged boards for several hours
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8/10/2011

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8/17/2011
Finished!!

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I’m pretty happy with the gilding on this one- I think I am getting better!

2 Responses to The Flying Yorkshireman- copy 2

  1. lizzy says:

    fantastic work! I used to make my own art books do draw in at art school so I recognize some of the process. very well done! 🙂

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