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J - How to Make, Print, and Bind Your Own Books

J - How to Make, Print, and Bind Your Own Books

Make Your Own Moleskine-Like-Notebook What we'll make: Your very own Moleskine-like-notebook/journal/sketchbook. The one we'll be making is 3.5 x 5.5 x .5 inches. I use this size because it fits nicely into my back or front pants pocket. Strangely enough it is also the same size as the Moleskine notebook. Don't be put off by the many steps involved. This particular notebook was developed over many years of feeble attempts to organize my thoughts, appointments and small sketches. I hope you enjoy making and using them as much as I have. Table of Contents: Page 1. Materials Needed: 24 sheets of paper 8.5 x 11 inches (use 20# bond at first then you can try other types of paper) One 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of a "special" paper . Tools Needed: A bookbinders needle . Step 1. Take a sheet of your paper, t-square, triangle and pencil and mark your cut lines as shown. Step 2. Now you have 26 sheets of paper (folios), 24 for your pages and 2 for your endpapers. Step 3. Step 4. This is how the spine should look after it's jogged. Step 5.

Books for People With Alternative Interests | In the back corner of an alley in the city where I live, there is a little noticed book shop. I have an understanding with the owner, and he knows the sort of books that excite me. My tastes are rather different from his normal customers, and suitable material is hard to find. I remember the first time I walked into the store, and asked in a hushed voice “Do you have any old books from around 1900? A short while later, I was walking down the street with a discrete brown paper parcel that held copies of books with provocative titles like ‘Machineries Handbook’, ‘Modern Electric Wiring’ and ‘Handbook of Embroidery’. While I still love antique volumes filled with practical advice, and my heart still flutters when I catch a glimpse of leather poking out from underneath a pile of knitting patterns, it isn’t always appropriate to launch headlong into a pile of books. Tags: Books, Craft, Crochet, making, Upcrafting, workshop

HTML for Babies Book Bookbinding 101: Your First Book | D*I*Y Planner Last week I gave you a fast and dirty introduction to binding your own books. This week I'm going to show you just how easy making and sewing your own book can be. The easiest book to make is a one signature book, as seen in the first image. Today, I'm going to show you how to fold the folios, make a single signature, awl punch the paper and then sew your book with a bookbinding needle and waxed thread. While I am giving instructions to create a digest (5.5" by 4.25") sized book, you are welcome to cut your paper to make your book any size you want. Before we begin, you'll need the following items from your local art store: 10 sheets of regular white office paper (this article uses 8.5 x 11 but you can make your book any size you want) Heavy cover paper (this can be construction paper, or thick handmade paper or a postcard weight paper) A bookbinding needle A Bookbinding Awl (I own a heavy duty paper awl) Wax thread or book binding thread. Instructions And that's it.

painting on ceramic and porcelain I have a file box full of tear sheets of projects I’d like to try. In January 2006 (yes, that was nearly 5 years ago) I pulled out an article from Martha Stewart Living on Dot-Painted China. The minute I saw it, I knew I wanted to try it. I’ve meant to do if for quite a while now but I was stuck at finding the paint. I’ve gone to a few of those paint your own pottery places and honestly am usually disappointed with the results. Supplies: China, Ceramic, Porcelain….it needs to be able to go in the oven and cook at 350. Pebeo Paints: Porcelaine 150 1.2 paint pen – for larger dots Porcelaine 150 0.7 paint pen – for smaller dots Porcelaine 150 paint (comes in a small little round container) Porcelaine 150 outliner (comes in a small tube with fine point end) There is also a little set that that has applicator bottles and fine point end you can attach to the bottle. You can get the paint at Micheals,, and other craft stores. 1,000,000 ways to make this cute as a gift.

The Ayn Rand Institute: A Brief Biography of Ayn Rand During her own lifetime, Rand became a famous and controversial figure. A best-selling author, she also carried her message to university classrooms, to Hollywood, to Congress, to the editorial page, to talk shows and radio programs. Her presence has only increased since her death in 1982, as her philosophy has become more well-known. Today, her books have sold in the millions, and she's the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary, a U.S. postage stamp, university courses, and a philosophical society devoted to the study of her thought. Fueled by her vision of man as a heroic being and by the original philosophy behind it, more and more people, from all walks of life, from businessmen to students to professors to athletes to artists, are saying the same thing: "Ayn Rand's writings changed my life." — Ayn Rand, “To the Readers of The Fountainhead,” The Fountainhead

Conservation Book Repair Conservation Book Repair: A training manual by Artemis BonaDea Illustrated by Alexandria Prentiss Alaska State Library, Alaska Department of Education, 1995 Download Files Many conservation book repair programs in Alaska owe much to the author of this work. In 1990, the Continuing Education Committee of the Alaska Library Association (AkLA) and the Library Coordinators of the Alaska State Library identified training in book repair and conservation as a high priority. As the workshops came to an end, this book began to take shape. The Alaska State Library and the Alaska Library Association collaborated in producing this publication, but primary credit must go to Artemis BonaDea who has worked very hard to make this a successful publication. Kathryn H.

Four Generations One Roof: Barn style doors (stage 2) The barn style doors are coming along! They have been sanded, primed & painted white (BM decorators white) I haven’t decided if they will stay white or maybe a light gray color? The room is a bit dark so I’m thinking a light color. Anyway, my new dilemma is what to hang them with! I originally wanted the “flat style” roller barn door hardware like this: HOWEVER……. I plan on hanging them on the bookcase (the middle portion) to hide coats ….I don’t have a convenient coat closet & the kitchen chair is getting tired of being buried with coats! Jessica Bruno We are a crew of four generations all living together under one roof. Was Ayn Rand a Conservative? Was Ayn Rand a Conservative?by Neil Parille Introduction Some years ago I consulted a biographical dictionary for information on Ayn Rand. At the same time, the occasional references to Rand as a conservative call for explanation. Ayn Rand’s “Conservatism” The idea that Rand was a conservative probably results from a focus on her advocacy of capitalism in isolation from the rest of her thought. Another reason Rand might be considered a conservative is that some of her views on moral theory and individual moral issues also find echoes in conservative thought. It is also interesting to observe how Rand allies herself with the middle class in opposition to the intellectuals and the “counter culture.” There are other issues on which Rand sided with conservatives and the middle class. Rand also attacked progressive education and its chief theoretician, John Dewey, both frequent targets of conservatives. Anti-Egalitarianism Equality benefits no one. The State Persecuted? Conclusion

Douglas W. Jones on Bookbinding Index If books had been invented after the computer, they would have been considered a big breakthrough. Books have several hundred simultaneous paper-thin, flexible displays. They boot instantly. They run on very low power at a very low cost. Prof. Abstract Bookbinding, the art of sewing pages into a cover to make a book, can serve many purposes. This text was written after consultation with staff of the University of Iowa Book Conservation Laboratory, and an early draft of this text was reviewed by a preservation librarian for the Reserach Libraries Group. Introduction This tutorial on bookbinding is oriented towards the preservation of the contents of decaying pulp paperbacks; the first step in this process involves photocopying the decaying book, but most of this applies equally well to making up limited editions based on photocopies of manuscript pages or typewritten material If the paper in the book's pages breaks when creased and then reverse creased, the paper is beyond saving.

Deck of Cards-Vintage Wall Decor: Free Digital Downloads Mod Podge’ing paper to pre-stretched canvas is nothing new in the craft world, but deliberately allowing paper to moisten, crinkle, oversaturate, and images to smudge & deteriorate for the sake of art, might be a bit different than you’re used to. The combination of Mod Podge Matte finish for paper and vintage typewriter paper that’s been run through the printer make for a pretty cool effect when laminated to canvas. An effect, that in most cases, would have you in tears, so be warned that this is NOT a project for the perfectionist, we’re going to get messed up on this one to create very cool faux antique wall decor. I found an old and grungy deck of playing cards with fantastic graphics. I gotta tell you, getting my hands on this discarded old pack was seriously just short of a full-on dumpster dive, though I’ll spare you the details. But it just goes to show you that you can find beauty in the least of places. I finished my canvases with a top spray coat of matte varnish. Share

Anguish Languish by Howard L. Chace Here further verse thyme in book firm is the extraordinary version of LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD that Arthur Godfrey read aloud on his program — and made famous. Copyright 1956 by Prentice-Hall, Inc. Introduction 1 Furry Tells Ladle Rat Rotten Hut Guilty Looks Enter Tree Beers Center Alley 2 Noisier Rams Marry Hatter Ladle Limb Sinker Sucker Socks Pants Effervescent Oiled Murder Harbored Pitter Paper 3 Fey-Mouse Tells Casing Adder Bet Violate Huskings, ore Ornery Aboard Inner Gelded Ketch 4 Lath Thing Thumb Thongs Fryer Jerker Alley Wetter Door Oil Gory Mayor Dare Ashy Turban Inner Torn Fur Hazy Jelly Gut Furlough Hive Ban Walking Honor Roil Rut Hurl, Hurl, Door Gong's Oil Hair Hormone Derange The Anguish Languish English words are astonishingly versatile and could readily be made to serve a new and extraordinary purpose, but nobody seems to care about this except SPAL (Society for the Promotion of the Anguish Languish) Policemen and Magicians "Gracious! "Crashes! 1. 2. 3. "Mrs.

DIY: Laundry Room Drying Rack For a long time, I have really wanted one of those drying racks from Ballard Designs. You’ve seen them. They’re so perfect in the laundry room for drying your delicate clothing. I really wanted to save the money and build one myself. I knew I could do it with the right supplies. I even drew my own diagram on a napkin. Here’s a look at the final result: This is the perfect solution for drying all of my delicates! How to Build a Laundry Room Drying Rack + Supplies: 2 x 2’ precut birch (1/2 inch thick)Two 1/2 x 2” poplar boardsTwo 3/8” dowel rods (48” long)Sash lockNarrow loose pin hinges (set of two)D ring hangers for mounting on wallBracketed hinge for side (or chain with small screw eyes)Three white porcelain knobsPrimer and paint of choice Necessary tools: Drill bit set, including 3/8 inch drill bit, screwdriver, framing nails, a hammer, and a saw. Step One: Measure and cut your 1/2 inch x 2 boards to fit the 2 x 2 precut birch. Step Three: Finish assembling your rack with framing nails.

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