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Well you have contacted the right guy at the right time!
Well, maybe a little early but I am in the final stages of offering an
AFFORDABLE plough that will work with anyone's fin.press if it has wide
cheeks on the jaws. You only use one hand for it and it cuts like butter,
easy to use and produces amazing results.
I have never used one and in all my reading, I kinda had the idea that
using a plough was a cross between rocket science and voodoo. I cut my
first pad of paper perfectly. So it's easy to use, with a
very small learning curve (I even had the mechanic next door try it and he was
able to also cut perfectly the first time), and I'm really excited about
it, mainly because ploughs are really expensive and this will be way cheaper and
it works. AND every binder needs one.
I know the above sounds like a bunch of hype/baloney but it's all true. I
will produce a video to show just how easy it is to use. I am using a
round cutter so once the edge is dull in one area, the cutter can be rotated to
a new cutting surface. I figure the cutter will cut at least 2 books
before being rotated. I am going to order the cutters on Fri. from my saw
sharpening guy. Unfortunately, I have to have them custom made as I
can't find anything readily available for the design, which goes against my idea
of only using off the shelf parts to make things less expensive.....
I have had many people over the years ask for a plough and I just couldn't
come up with a design that would be easy to make and yet do the job and be
affordable. I recently I did some searching on
the net and found a guy that used a round cutter. I then saw a design from
an OLD book that showed a chisel in a holder. I just put the 2
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lukebunny wrote:Just as an fyi, this stitch is my favorite for working with comics. Adds some strength and support. French Link Stitch.
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lukebunny wrote:It usually takes me around 40-45 minutes for a block using the link stitch. Mostly cause I make at least one mistake that I have to correct each time!Did you try the inkjet on linen book cloth?
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Looks great ! How much did they charge for the cover ? I went to a place near me that did one off hardcovers, dissertations, etc. The only option they had for the lettering however was to make a die stamp, as opposed to individual letters.
I'm sick with jealousy. Looks great. I've considered creating the book
blocks and sending them into binderies for them to finish. Wonder if
they'd do that and how much they'd knock off the price...
Haven't been able to find any locally, which is why I'm at the looking in fabric store stage.
Thanks for your comprehensive reply lukebunny! As you pointed out, a
quick bit of math gave me sticker shock when shopping for tools.
I have been in communication with Jim at Affordable Binding and will
most likely be purchasing one of his custom ploughs to complement the
Your use of sketch paper for end papers is something I had come acrossed
in my research as well and might give that a try in combination with
the inkjet printer.
I'll update everyone on my progress as I move along.
Love this forum!
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