Post by smokestackjones on Dec 16, 2015 23:16:31 GMT -5
Hi guys. Anyone here with mad bookbinding skillz that can give me some adivce? My hardback that I got a last month started doing this (see below). I''m guessing glue would fix it but what kind, would I need a vice, etc.? Kinda clueless on it here, and I hate to see My Precious fall apart. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Post by ProfGremlin on Dec 17, 2015 0:01:17 GMT -5
ACK! That's not a happy situation. If you're looking to repair it yourself, I'd look into archival quality glues, they have a neutral pH so they don't turn yellow with age. I'm not sure about clamping it as I can't quite see the extant of the separation. I wouldn't be surprised to see clamping recommended, I probably would.
Another thought: Why not reach out to Rick or another member of the Fellowship and see if they could pass a couple of images along to the printer who produced the tome to discover if they have a repair suggestion?
I'll have the deep-fried battered pixie with balrog dipping sauce and a Hobgoblin ale.
For that matter, if a hardback is coming apart that quickly, it may indicate a manufacturing fault that the printer would be required to remedy. This could, of course, vary depending on where you live.
Post by mgtremaine on Dec 19, 2015 11:30:15 GMT -5
I usually get my glue from hollanders.com you can get 4oz bottle for pretty cheap it's PVA Standard which is PH neutral and all that. You'll want to look down that spin split and see why it's pulling away and then you might be able to take thin piece if cardboard and put glue on each side and slide it down into the area to make it reattach. But that's all guesses without really looking it.