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    I'd love one! Alas, no room for such a machine. Here's a short 2min video showing how non-automated, hand bookbinders do it. Many other examples on Youtube.


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    Book, what is a book? LOL just kidding but, a lot of schools don't use books anymore.

    I used to teach with a woman whose job was to find and provide educational materials for special needs students. One day she had a pile of texts books, one for each subject for a student. She was cutting each page out with an Exact-O knife so she could run them through a scanner for a visually impaired student. This was before you could get digital books and large print was not available.

    I told her I could save her some time if she trusted me with the books. While she kept working on the one book, I took the others to the shop. Wrapped each one with with masking tape. Put a brand new carbide blade on the table saw. Sliced off the spines of each one. When I got back with them all finished, she was still working on the first one.

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    I could find room in my shop for that, even though mine is packed full! How small is your shop?
    I went from over 600 sq.ft. to about 250!

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    In the middle at about 400 sf, but like yours, packed full. Oh, I'd probably rearrange and fit it in if someone gave it to me but space is precious and a small wooden plough like the one in the video is light, quiet and not used every week.

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    Do we have some book binders or bindery-restorers among us? Asking for a friend......
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    ...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...

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    Yes, PM sent.



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