Thursday, June 07, 2007

A Big Project

It is finished. This is what I've been doing lately.

This project was a special order from one of my customers and it is one of the biggest books I have ever made. It is 11 inches wide and almost 8 inches high and it has over 500 pages and it weighs 1.5 kg (about 3½ lbs). So it's big.

The paper for this book was too big for my press. I have it hanging out the back with only the spine edge getting pressed. But it worked.

This is the first time that I've sewn 14 signatures. Previously with a 500-page book, I would have just 10 signatures but 14 worked better with this paper. So I had to line up seven rows of holes on the spine which required more attention than I usually give to such things.

I finsihed it off with a rather wide strap. Much wider than I usually cut for my books because of the book's size and weight.

All done! Now moving on to a few other special requests...


SarcasticJ said...

WOW - Rhonda!
You did such an amazing job on that book. It's BEAUTIFUL! I'm sure the owner will love it.

Rhonda said...

Thanks Jay!