recasing two damaged hinges

Damaged Book Hinges

Recasing a Hardcover Book – Method 2

METHOD 2: Original Pastedown Lifted Off Board or Endpaper Replaced Double check to see that the text block is correctly positioned in the case. The text block and cover need to be right side up to one another. The text block should be positioned correctly at the edge of the case. Slip a large piece of wax paper into the fold of the endpaper to act as a moisture barrier. The wax paper should be larger than the endpaper. Cover the wax paper with a sheet…

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Damaged Book Hinges

Recasing a Hardcover Book – Method 1

METHOD 1: Pastedown Still Attached To The Board Before casing-in the text block, make sure the spine is right side up to the text block.   Slide the loose edge of the crash under the lifted pastedown. Trim the crash if it does not fit and trim the corners diagonally. When the loose edge of crash fits well, remove it. Apply glue to the book board, working glue all the way down into the area where the pastedown and the book board are connected. Do…

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Damaged Book Hinges

Recasing – Two Damaged Hinges

When both hinges are damaged or broken, the crash must be replaced before the text block is reattached to the case. Cut or tear through any of the crash that is still attached in the hinge area. If the endpapers need to be replaced or repaired, do those repairs first. Clean the spine. Remove the old crash and any paper liners that come off easily. If the book is sewn, take-care not to damage the sewing threads. Remember, it is not essential to…

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