I know there are a few book binding glowfolk out there, so I’m hoping for some guidance.
I’d love to use my GF to bind little books. That will involve making covers from leather or wood (and now I’m intrigued by kraft-tex which someone recently posted http://www.ctpub.com/kraft-tex-roll-chocolate/) , stitching the text block together, and then attaching the text block to the cover.
I own a Thermal Binding machine and have gotten a lot of use out of it https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B002M7U04U/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Thermal binding sticks the leaves of paper together this way: cut the sheets to the same size and hold them in the configuration you want; warm up the machine, attach a flat sheet of cool-glue-stuff to the side you want bound; put that into the thermal binder to melt the glue to the sheets, and soon, you’ve got a nice little text block. (Though, it takes a bit of skill to get one that isn’t a sticky mess of glue all over the place… I think I mentioned once that I’m like a 3 year old with craft supplies )
I’m hoping that the GF will replace my need for thermal binding. I imagine putting a stack of paper (probably gently held together with masking tape to keep the sheets aligned) into it, and lasering through a line of little holes that I can then stitch together.
- are my assumptions ok wrt having GF laser in a row of holes into a (small) stack of paper?
- where can I find some good instructions for how to then stitch the text block together?
- how would I attach a text block to the binding?