Another reason I was hesitant to work on the corded book is that I had to improvise an alternative to a sewing frame. Sewing a book on tapes off-frame I’m used to; cord not so much.

The cord runs below the ruler and signatures. The cord’s stiffness helps them stand somewhat upright; I fixed them to the ruler and gave them a hard 90 degree twist up. If the job were bigger, this likely wouldn’t’ve worked.

Book, boards attached by cord only. My most recent plan was to cover the spine with cloth but the book’s looks and handling with the spine exposed are so pleasing, I’m hesitant to cover that up.

Gratuitous neato shot.