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Rebacking Method 2 – Measuring the Text Block Spine

In this second method of rebacking a hardcover book, the new book cloth is under the original bbok cloth and the turn-ins are under the endpapers. The new spine is constructed on the book with the turn-ins glued under the end papers. When the original spine is replaced, the new book cloth shows in only a small portion of the joint area. Measuring the Text Block Spine Use a strip of paper to measure the width of the text block spine (measurement A),…

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rebacking a book

Rebacking – Preparing the Book

In this post and the next few, I will cover Rebacking a Hardcover Book – Method 1 (outside the original book cloth). PREPARING YOUR BOOK TO BE REBACKED Remove the Original Book Cloth Spine If the print or decoration on the spine is legible, save the spine to glue to the new book cloth spine. If the print or decoration is not legible, discard the spine after it is removed. Carefully remove the original spine if it is still attached…

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