Have you ever thought how beautiful the binding of books look all in uniform rows on bookshelves? It is amazing to see how they are properly and carefully bound to perfection. Have you ever wondered how these book bindings are done? For sure, professionals do it with the use of an efficient binding machine. However, did you know that you can be successful in binding a book yourself? Yes! - minus the binding machine and other stuff.
The craft of bookbinding is usually credited to trained professionals, however, with the right choice of tools and supplies to be used in the project, you can do it too. Just like the legendary quest virtual game Runescape, players are given such training for the skill to be developed. Though the book binding may be different in Runescape than the actual book that you will do, the bottom line here is, you can do it in a professional way.
So whether you are doing a project for school, planning to make a gift for someone, or just making a book for yourself, here are the basic things you will need:
- Book binding drills
- Needles of different sizes
- Threads of different sizes, thickness, color
- Binding wire
- Binding board
- Adhesive tapes
Some of these materials, you will find at home. However, not all these supplies will be useful to you when you are doing one project. Even in professional bookbinding, the machine, tools, and supplies being used vary on the type of books being done. Same as doing it at home, of course you won’t need a binding wire if what you are trying to do is just a magazine or comic-type project. Another thing to be considered as well in using the tools and supplies is the material of the book. There is a cardboard, a softbound, a hardbound, and even a leather book. In cases of binding a leather book, you specifically need a needle, thread, or binding wire that will work fine with the material.
Now, whatever the material and type of book you are trying to bind, it is good to have the best quality tools and supplies. You might be having a lot of ideas already as to where you can check for these materials. You may start looking at your local stores. For sure, they have all you need for your project of making book. However, if you want an easier and faster way, there are a lot of online stores that offer a complete set of tools and supplies for all of your book binding ideas. Not only that, you can even compare prices and look for quality products at a cheaper rate.
So, actually, it is never hard to get hold of best quality supplies for book binding. You just need to take into consideration the type and the material of the book you want to work on. With that in mind, you won't go wrong in buying supplies for your binding book project.