The Numismatic Bibliomania Society table at this summer's American Numismatic Association World's Fair of Money® will feature a special live bookbinding demonstration. Len Augsburger submitted this update.
Bookbinding at the ANA
Our book binding term of the week is awl. Everyone knows what an awl is, but how is it used in book binding? After a signature is assembled and folded in half, the binder uses the awl to punch a line of holes, typically space about an inch apart, along the fold mark. These holes will then be used for sewing the signature itself and for sewing the signatures to each other. Illustrated here is the interior of a signature, with punched holes. Our bookbinding demo at the ANA will be on Wednesday, August 9, at the NBS table.
A bunch of awl holes
To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
NBS BOOKBINDING DEMO AT THE ANA
NBS BOOKBINDING DEMO: CURVED NEEDLE
Wayne Homren, Editor
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