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Book Press Construction..

Postby zouhon on Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:19 pm

I've been looking at various book press designs in preparation for constructing one for my own use. There appears to be an endless supply of prior art however I expect most of my text block construction to be fan glued PVA with a muslin super. Specifically I've found it common for some book presses to have taper relieved jaws in the central text block work area, and have been assuming the taper relief to be a concession for more traditional sewn binding techniques and/or providing clearance when hammering signature folds into a rounded spine. I didn't immediately see and advantage of the tapered jaws for fan gluing, although in the case of a substantially deep jaw, the taper would help achieve better fan-out of the text block with smaller work. Any thoughts / considerations / advantages I may be overlooking? Thanks.
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