A picture of a step in the DIY casebinding process for handmade hardback books

Etsy handmade bookbinder Rhonda Miller of My Hardbound Books shares a nice video of her technique for DIY casebinding, which can be tricky to master for people new to the craft. With a little care, though, the results can be stunning. See the links below for details on how to get started on this kind of project. I see handmade research journals in the future for our basement lab! Props to Propnomicon for the pointer.


R. Mark Adams

R. Mark Adams

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  • http://www.facebook.com/math.campbell Math Campbell

    Truly excellent video here. I’ve still got the eBook from the Maker Store lying on my desk, ready to get bound up (I think there was even a competition to the first reader to do so! Probably lost that I guess), and when I get time I’m definitely going ot be using this video that start binding some nice books…

  • Jules

    I admire the clean construction of the case and block. Thank you for sharing this video!

  • http://abouttimepublishing.wordpress.com About Time Publishing

    I always attached my endsheets from the outside first to be sure it is square and even and then smooth toward the spine. I also tend to use heavier endsheets. But your way may allow the use of a flimsier endsheet. What do you think?

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