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mmmfruit
« on: November 16, 2004 09:13:59 PM »

Here are photos I've been meaning to post of a book I finished recently.  Stab bound, made out of postal office boxes & labels, some red string I bought at the fabric store a while back, and some red sewing thread.  The paper is stationary with a stamp print that my Dad bought me years ago when I was maybe seven. I'm going to be nineteen in a couple of days. O_o  I haven't named the book yet, any suggestions? Smiley

http://mmm-fruit.com/_etc/2004_1116_front.jpg

http://mmm-fruit.com/_etc/2004_1116_back.jpg

http://mmm-fruit.com/_etc/2004_1116_inside.jpg

Sorry if the photos are off color.  I didn't want to adjust them in PS and I have no idea if they are correct because my monitor isn't calibrated correctly and I can't get anything to look right. -_-;;
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2004 05:01:42 PM »

Very nice.  Smiley I could never get my stab bindings to look quite right. you made them look cool Wink I like coptic much more. have you tried it?
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2004 09:31:52 PM »

thanks!

& yes, i've done coptic before, or at least, something very similar i believe? i prefer it more than stab bound, because of the way the books open up, however i had the dilemma of having this paper only having print on one side, and it would've been weird if i had them folded in signatures.
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2004 08:06:58 AM »

have you found a good japanese stab binding tutorial online anywhere?
i'd really love to try it.
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cumberbund
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2005 08:08:26 AM »

I think it should be a traveling journal! Like, whenever you go some where, you can write down how long it took to get there, and add some pictures of what you did while there! I think that would be pretty neat!
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2005 11:45:10 PM »

that is so cool!!
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mmmfruit
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2005 04:41:31 PM »

some stab-bound tutorials online:
http://www.sdmart.org/pix/japanesebook.pdf
http://www.sff.net/people/Brook.west/bind/bindit.html
http://world.std.com/~deanb/zgg/book_5st_1.html
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antigone
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2005 05:20:27 AM »

Can I ask something about stab-bound books? Do they close properly or do you need to use ribbon or something to tie them shut? I can imagine the paper folding itself upwards when the book is opened many times, but I've never bound a book like this so I don't know.
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mmmfruit
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2005 09:58:19 PM »

The book pretty much lays flat.  They're a bit difficult to open, unless you create the covers with two pieces of board and covering them (leaving a small space between the two boards, so the covers will open and close with ease).  you don't need ribbon to close them shut; however, I wanted to add this additional flap just for looks and to make it feel more like a package.
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