I have torn apart The Flying Yorkshireman. It was more difficult than it had a right to be because the pages are so fragile they kept tearing in my hands. I am also going to have to figure out a numbering system to keep things straight in my head as I am not going to be able to just copy them- I am going to have to scan them, clean them up and then print them off on the archival paper I have now. So I don’t waste paper, I need to remember which pages go on the back of which other pages and that will take some organization.
Getting the first signature together to scan and print…
I finished scanning, cleaning up and printing the third signature of The Flying Yorkshireman. It’s kind of slow going because I have to lay out everything and then scan it as a picture file and then print the proper pages back to back so it’s one page at a time. I’m a bit surprised that I haven’t messed up my pagination- that I know of. I’m also going to have to figure out how to trim the fore edge- without investing in a plow. I don’t plan to be printing more than this one book so that would be a foolish investment.
I finished all the signatures except the title page and contents so I’ll start sewing as soon as I read it through and make sure there are no glaring errors and I’ll need a press pretty soon.
I discovered that my proof reading skills are somewhat lacking and I have to proof The Flying Yorkshireman again. And fix it. And then I was looking at having to re-print, re-scan, re-edit, add page numbers again and reprint it onto good paper all over again. Arrgh!
I asked 80s to find me a program that would let me print a book signature straight from the program… and he did and brought me a six pack of mojitos when he came out to pick his tomatoes. So now all I have to do is go in and make the corrections I need to do and just print.
August 3, 2011
I finished sewing the first copy of The Flying Yorkshireman together and I’m going to try to back and bind it this weekend. I also have the second copy printed out and I’ll try and work on that as well. My book press is smaller than I would like so I’m going to have to cut down my backing boards by about an inch- not very happy about that!
The first copy is done except for the decoration on the cover!
I forgot to take a picture of gluing on the super (linen), rounding and backing the spine- I’ll try to remember next time!
After this I wrapped the case around the book and pasted down the end papers.
Next will be the title and decoration on the cover.
August 8, 2011
I am NOT happy with this decoration job.