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Repairing the Spine of a Book – Part 6

GLUING DOWN THE ENDPAPERS AND TIGHTENING THE HINGES Use the rounded end of a microspatula to feed glue between the lifted endpapers and the cover boards. Feed the glue all the way down to the point where the end papers are still attached to the board and into the hinge area. Use a folder to work the end papers into position, working from the center of the end paper toward the edge of the book board. Wipe away any excess glue that is worked out. Apply glue…

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Repairing the Spine of a Book – Part 5

TUCKING IN THE REPAIR PATCH TURNING IN UNDER THE END PAPER Before applying any glue to the repair patch turn-in, fold it in position to make sure the patch is placed correctly. Starting on either edge of the repair patch, carefully begin to tuck the turn-in into the space between the end paper and the board. As one side is tucked in, the rest of the turn-in will follow. With the entire patch tucked in place, gently crease the top edge of the patch…

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Repairing the Spine of a Book – Part 1

To make this repair a little less complex, I have broken it down into 6 stages. Each stage will have its own post : Measuring and Cutting the Repair Patch Preparing the Book Fitting the Repair Patch Gluing the Repair Patch Turning in Under Endpapers Endpapers and Hinges Often the head or tail area of a book cover spine wears out while the rest of the book is still in good condition. Damage at the head of the spine is often caused…

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