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Sun, 27 Oct 2002

20:49 [zork(~)] cat japanese.txt

A Japanese Binding

As my fiancee and I were at our calligrapher's studio the other day, I chanced to mention my interest in bookbinding. We talked for a long time, and she eventually gave me some handouts she'd made for her own bookbinding class. It turns out that calligraphy is often part of a larger discipline of manuscript, and so the creation of the entire book is taught.

This particular technique is for perfect binding without gluing the spine. Regardless of this, it is still important for the grain of the paper to run parallel to the spine.

[pattern for covering around board and spine reinforcement: 3/4 inches around the board, sloping in at spine piece to extend out a little under 2 inches]

There is a pretty good coverage of how to do the final lacing at

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