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« on: December 10, 2008, 07:28:40 am »
Can it be done at home? If so, how, and what's the cost and time?

I've seen a site which promises to sell you instructions on how to bind a book at home in five minutes, but I'm a bit skeptical: if it can be done, why don't RPG 'micro-publishers' do it (or do they and I just haven't heard)?
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2008, 11:08:51 am »
It looks like a process that takes a bit longer than five minutes, at least from the instructional websites I've seen.  Doesn't look particularly difficult, just very manual.

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-bind-your-own-Hardback-Book/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgAYlJ0LMHA  <- Results of following the above link's instructions.

http://www.ehow.com/how_2032618_bind-book.html

http://howto.wikia.com/wiki/Howto_bind_a_book

http://www.diybookbinding.com/

http://chestofbooks.com/home-improvement/woodworking/Handicraft-For-Boys/How-to-Bind-Books.html
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2008, 12:28:28 pm »
Thanks, I'll check these out.
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2008, 01:01:04 pm »
I've done it before.  I wouldn't say it's easy, but it's satisfying for the nit-picky sort of hobbyist.  Depending upon the quality of the result you're looking for, you'll need to purchase a variety of specialised tools and supplies.  A good quality art supply store should be able to supply you with things like backing board, bone folder, etc.  Beware of purchasing tiny bits of linen at exhorbitant prices -- go to a fabric store for such things in much larger quantities at more reasonable prices.

I used to have a couple of great links bookmarked, but lost them last year.  No, wait!  I just found it again.  I really quite liked this one best.

I've only done it twice, and while it was very time consuming, I found the experience highly satisfying.

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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2008, 01:10:25 pm »
I think book-binding is a cruel and inhumane process, and should be illegal. Books should be free to grow unfettered by anything but nature.

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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2008, 01:22:47 pm »
Quote from: flyingmice;272708
I think book-binding is a cruel and inhumane process, and should be illegal. Books should be free to grow unfettered by anything but nature.

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That just cracked me up big time.
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2008, 01:24:54 pm »
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That just cracked me up big time.


Thanks, Ken! Nice to know someone gets my off-beat humor... :D

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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2008, 01:26:16 pm »
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I think book-binding is a cruel and inhumane process, and should be illegal. Books should be free to grow unfettered by anything but nature.

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I like my books sexy thank you very much.
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« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2008, 01:38:16 pm »
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Thanks, Ken! Nice to know someone gets my off-beat humor... :D

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Off-beat is the best kind.  It's like the JB-style Funk of comedy.

I just wish I had the capacity for an equally witty reply like Idinisinuation's... :)
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2008, 11:22:07 am »
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I think book-binding is a cruel and inhumane process, and should be illegal. Books should be free to grow unfettered by anything but nature.

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Some books enjoy bondage.

The Story of O for example.

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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2008, 11:47:19 am »
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Some books enjoy bondage.

The Story of O for example.


Well, that's natural!

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