2-118b: Make a Hollow for Book Repairs

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Make a Hollow for Book Repairs

How to Make a Hollow for Book Repairs

  • Step by Step Instructions
  • 6 Minutes of Video:¬†shows how to make a two on, two off hollow which is used in many book repair and bookbinding applications.

Tools and Materials

  • Archival paper that is smooth. Measure four and a half times the width of the book and add at least a quarter inch to the height of the book.
  • PVA glue like¬†Jade 403. Make sure the glue has some “slip-time”. That means adding paste or water or methyl cellulose to the glue so it won’t dry too quickly.
  • Book press, Bone folder, waste paper, brush for glue, scissors or book repair knife.
  • Optional: iron and baking parchment


Course Features

  • Lectures 1
  • Quizzes 0
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 30
  • Assessments Yes


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