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BOOKBINDING TUTORIAL part II by lenoki BOOKBINDING TUTORIAL part II by lenoki
part II!
part I is here: [link]


all done!

again, if you need any help or have any questions i'll gladly try my best to give you a hand :)

and if you do make yourself a book, let me know so i can have a look :D
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:iconpaul-bookbinder:
paul-bookbinder Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Following on from my previous comment on part one of this tutorial, I would like to feature this too if possible....?

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A fantastic tutorial, thanks for taking the time out to create it.

I was wondering whether you might give me permission to reproduce your post on my bookbinding tutorial website iBookBinding (www.ibookbinding.com)? I will give full credits to yourself and link back to this page or any other you request.

There are many fantastic tutorials on the internet about bookbinding but it seems that few bookbinders use Deviant Art (at least from from what I know based on conversations with many bookbinders) and as such, resources like this are missed by many which I think is a real shame.

If you would allow me to do this I would be extremely grateful,

Kind Regards,
Paul
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:iconcjkitty12:
CJKitty12 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not sure if you still are interested, but I used your tutorial to make my first book :) cjkitty12.deviantart.com/art/H…
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Shadowofmemory Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
used both parts but had no thread or needles on hand, instead used an idea i'd come across in another tutorial (which didnt work out as well other than the one step). instead of stitching the folios together i stapled each folio 3 times on the crease and then clamping them together, tightly, i glued them together. worked out great and all the pages are usable. I'm posting a couple pics of the final piece as well as a link to your tutorial :) thanks for the detailed instructions
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BlackMoril Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Really good tutorial, makes it look a lot less complicated than one may expect it would be, I'm going to try that :D
I have a question, though (I hope you still answer those): If you want to write something in your book, is it better to write it on the pages and tie them together, or it's better to bind the whole book first, and then fill it in with text?
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:iconlenoki:
lenoki Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Definitely bind the book first, and THEN write in it - this way you avoid the (often unavoidable) OH-SHIT-I-JUST-SEWED-HALF-MY-BOOK-IN-UPSIDEDOWN-AND-ONLY-NOTICED-AFTER-I'VE-GLUED-IT-THAT-WAY problem ;)
Without writing, when you make this mistake it's called 'rustic and handmade'. With writing, it's called being an incredible dipshit. And I can say this because I've done it many a time.

Also, if you write first and bind later, you may find some of your writing gets lots in the spine if you bind it too tight, so you risk not being able to read the first word of every line.

Hope that helps :) Happy binding!
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:iconblackmoril:
BlackMoril Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Thank you, that helps a lot! :hug:
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Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You have been featured here: [link]
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HelenaRothStock Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi there, your stock has been featured here: [link] Hope you don't mind :happybounce:
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:iconbabylonica:
babylonica Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
With this particular design, does the book come out of its cover easily?
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:iconlenoki:
lenoki Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Not unless you rip it out.. It's a fixed cover, it's glued onto the signatures.
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:iconbabylonica:
babylonica Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
okay :) thanks.
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Kir5ty16 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student General Artist
HI,
I've tried it on reconmanding from my friend, and if you like you can see the result on my deviantart page. I liked by the way your tutorial, it was very clear and very good to follow!!!! And the Japannese paper is stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Don't judge me on my english, it's crap lately.)
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LadyAkeldama Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
this is really amazing! thanks for making it!
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:iconkiscien:
Kiscien Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Great tutorial! Thanks for it it will be very (VERY) helpfull.
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Satiah Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is really a fantastic tutorial. Very clear and easy to follow, and I love the detailed pictures for every step. I'm seriously going to have to try this out, but for now, it's quite fun to read and follow along. :D
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WiltedLily16 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
First, I adore your name! ^-^
Second, This is amazing! I've always wanted to make my own books, but I never knew how, or if it was even possible.
Third, I am definitely going to use this one day. ^-^
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Evilfeline Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
both part one and part two helped me so much, thank you for explaining it all so in depth!!!. i really wanted to make a little sketchbook type thing, and with this i made one in only a few hours! again thank you!
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mcaputo123187 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
O_O........ That...is..the COOLEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN!!! THAT IS SOO F'n AWSOME!!
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:iconpyro-vampire:
Pyro-Vampire Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Great tutorial!
Is card stock bendable enough that it can be used for the spine instead of leather?
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:iconlenoki:
lenoki Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
i wouldn't think so... not unless you tried something like soaking it till it's soft, shaping it on something and then letting it dry?? haven't tried it myself, but that's how i'd attack it so thaat it wouldn't crack or crease.. only thing though is it wouldn't stay round, it would definately get bent over time.
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:iconpyro-vampire:
Pyro-Vampire Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Okay, thanks.
I was trying to avoid buying leather (mostly because it's expensive and I prefer to work with faux leather, which I can't find at my craft store).
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lenoki Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
if the book is small enough you can just do the spine AND cover with a continuous piece of paper... as in there's no difference, the cover paper just wraps around the whole book. but you'll probably need to reinforce the inside of the spine with something- cardstock, like you wanted to use in the first place :) just a little strip a tad thinner than the spine glued in to provide some stability if the cover paper is thin.
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Pyro-Vampire Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
I'm afraid I tried that x.x I couldn't find any paper bigger than a 12x12 and my book is bigger than that.
I might have to use suede for the spine. Unfortunately, that's a little hard to come by x.x Especially if you're looking for the fake stuff.
Thanks for the advice :)
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yuffi-ra Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
brilliant tutorial :D
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:iconphantomseptember:
PhantomSeptember Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
This tutorial was awesome!

I made my first book ever with its help: [link]
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ccmk Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
this is really good! but i can barely read the words!!!
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:iconlenoki:
lenoki Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
download
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Severka Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Download ;)
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Azrelae Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Student General Artist
I would just like to say thanks so much for this tutorial. I found this quite fun and have been making books as christmas/birthday presents. I also took it a step further and have been painting my own covers.

If you wanted to check out my attempts: purple pattern, star gazing, and fantail forest.

Once again thanks :D
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Akemi-Idane Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
I may or may not use this to make Christmas presents for all my friends.
Ever.
Thanks a lot!
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XjennypennyX Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
omg. im totally gonna have to make one of these. thank you for the tutorials. they were very good and detailed.
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:iconlenoki:
lenoki Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
you're welcome! :heart:
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silverbeam Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
OOo book binding tutorial... It would be cool to make my own sketchbooks....
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:iconcriminalsheep:
criminalsheep Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Nice. Much clearer than a lot of tutorials out there. Just a question though, do you ever have trouble with the cover ripping off because the cover pages aren't strong enough to hold it on?
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:iconlenoki:
lenoki Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
not at all! hand made paper or japanese paper is a lot stronger than normal machine manufactured paper as it's so fibrous, so generally it deals well with being handled, so if you're worried i'd recommend using that kind (that's what i use). but then, these are homemade books, so of course you're going to be a little more careful with them than you would your run-of-the-mill store bought book ;)
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:iconcriminalsheep:
criminalsheep Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Ah ok. Thanks for that. I think I've got some linen paper around here somewhere, so I might try it with that. ... :ahoy:
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:iconnoli27:
noli27 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautifully detailed tut. Thank you. I hope to one day have enough time to do this.
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IchigoXXRukia Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Awesome now I can really make my own books for my stories thank you!
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forevangel23 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010   Digital Artist
Used and loved this tutorial!! Thanks for posting it!! I may have totally screwed up on the page stitching part (my fault, not yours XD), but I think it turned out rather well. ^_^

Here's the book I made from this tutorial: [link]
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pwcca87 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Thanks a lot for this tutorial. I've recently made my own book thanks to you:)
Of course I've mentioned you in my comment:)
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h10134g Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
This looks really handy, and easy to follow (both parts). Sadly I have to study right now, But I'll be back!
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morimorii Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
wow great tutorial easy to follow~ one question though could the same methods be used to make a perfect bound book? I think this is what it is called haha ;;
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Toshiyuu Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010   General Artist
Yaaayyy!! thanks! :hug: ^^ I will show you mine when it's finished for sure :D
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freawyn Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much for the tutorial, it was very useful :hug:
Here is my book: [link]
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carostar680 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Wow I love this ^.^ One or two questions though,

For the front cover, do you think you could use light weight fabric? Though glue would seep through..hmm.

Also, do you like..sell these? and how much for, if you do?

Sorry about that xD Im really curious xD :hug:
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lenoki Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
you definately can! someone left some advice about that somewhere... either on this deviation or on part one.. i can't find it right now but if you remind me i can look for it when i have a little more time? c:

i sell custom orders, i'm too attached to the ones i've already made to sell them :D in terms of price they'd probably be between $25-$50us depending on size and materials and the like.
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carostar680 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010
Wahay! I tried using fabric instead of the leather..lets say it didnt go well and that my floor was very sticky xD Its ok :) I was hoping to make a book for my mum but its too late xD Though Im hoping to make one for my textiles project :D

Ah right! They are very cool, though too expensive for me :( Good luck though!
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noir-badger Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAAAHHHH. I'm just about to start on the spine and I realised that I jumped the gun and put some really nice paper where the end sheets are supposed to go. WHAT WAS I THINKING?! I shoulda read through the whole tutorial again before I started. I mean, what I've done looks awesome, it's just a shame that I'll have to go buy the same pack of paper again to be able to do the end sheets... again. LOL.

Ah well.
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lenoki Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
lollll if you want you can be ~creative~ and only have the endsheet attached to a small strip of the cover?? like... you don't NEED to glue a full sheet onto the cover, you can just glue part of the paper on if you really want. that way you don't need to cover the paper you've already glued on c: does that make sense?
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noir-badger Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah I see :D Ah well. I went and bought some more paper anyway. It turned out great :)
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