DIY THICK BOOK / BIBLE REPAIR PART 2

Yes, I know what your thinking ” WOOOO ¬†HOOOOO!!! those awesome bloggers are back, but where have they been?” Well, things have been crazy busy with work and blah, blah, blah. That’s not what you want to hear, but it’s what your going to get. What you want to hear is another epic write up about something amazing. Well you’re in luck. And here WE GO!

Bootleg Tape around a drill bit. DOES NOT WORK
Bootleg Tape around a drill bit. DOES NOT WORK

In part 1 of this I was up to the part where I was about to drill the holes in order to sew up the binding and my boot leg “electrical tape around the drill bit didn’t work”. So I had to actually buy a bit that fit. I also had to make a better clapping tool.

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So my next step was drill the holes with my new clamp device.

 

After I drilled the holes I sewed the spine using industrial strength white thread, bees wax and a huge upholstery needle.

 

After the Text Block was sewn. I only had to follow Jason Patz’s amazing instructions. After following his instructions, I completed the book and it looked like this.

NOT TOO BAD for the first Book
NOT TOO BAD for the first Book

It only had two big mistakes 1) Cover barely overlaps text block, 2) holes where drilled too far from the spine, which lead to no margin.

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Can't read the words in the crack
Can’t read the words in the crack

So that is the first book repair that I attempted. I’m already in the process of recovering my Vintage King James with a great piece of rawhide leather. Well I hope that you enjoyed this project and if you have any comments I would be excited to hear them. Thanks again and don’t worry you will here from us again.

Summer is fast approaching and that means get outside and enjoy mother nature’s beauty and as always happy adventuring.