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Create a finished "Codex" style book. Make your own journal with these professional materials:
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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Mpls, mn
Comments about Books by Hand Blank Journal Kit:
We purchased this kit for a history project. The instructions were not accurate and the paper for the book cover ended up being too small to fold over and glue. So now it lays on my kitchen table mostly completed until we can figure out what to do to fix it. My daughter is really disappointed. She thought the book project was really fun and was looking forward to using the journal for her history notes.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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It does look good from the outside.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this project didn't work out as you had hoped. In reviewing the instructions and materials in this kit, we can confirm that the instructions are very much correct. However, the photos indicate that you applied the book cloth over the spine after, rather than before, the cork papers were glued to the covers — consequently there is a large overlap of book cloth over paper. The paper should have overlapped the book cloth slightly, and if positioned correctly, would have been sufficient to fold over the edge of the book board. If you ever have questions or would like assistance using a product you purchase from us, please know that our Product Information Team is here to help. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or email@example.com, and they're happy to assist you!
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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
A good introduction to bookbinding
from Fort Collins, CO
Great kit that teaches the basics of bookbinding. I wish it had included some more supplies, such as a bone folder and at least a tiny tube of PVA glue. The textblock ended being up a bit too small for the cover (with the measurements given in the instructions), so that was kind of awkward. Otherwise, I am pretty happy with the finished product.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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