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Th' Ink

A project in by Jeff Holland, aka SpaceMummy

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Th' Ink is a literary journal of stories and poems I've written. I intend to fabricate hardcover books at home.
Backers: 23
Average Pledge Per Backer: $50

Funded: $1,148 of $300
Dates: Nov 6th -> Nov 27th (21 days)
Project By: Jeff Holland, aka SpaceMummy
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Latest News

Goofy glue rig

November 24th - via:
Worked a handyman job today, but still got a lot done on the book. Sewed 8 books, glued a bunch of mulls on the spines. custom glue rig  Floor's dirty. Clean that floor, bookworm! Too busy making books... 10 at a time on this rig. Not bad. Going to... (Read More)

4 Days Left of the Campaign

November 22nd - via:
4 Days Left of the Campaign and I'm probably a little more than halfway done. All but 25 copies are sewn. I hope to finish 5 more tonight, but that might be overly ambitious. I sewed perhaps 10 today. Also, prepped the last 25 copies for sewing. That... (Read More)

6 days to go

November 21st - via:
Six days to go in this campaign and it's pretty quiet. Not that I mind, after such a wig-popping start. I think my hair is still up in a tree. I bet you didn't know I wore such a thing. Explains a lot, eh? All that money I spent on glue, I should... (Read More)

Day 12: Zine

November 19th - via:
Figured out a cool way to make the zine version. I'm still sewing the signatures. Instead of gluing the cover on, I tape a paper cover to the book. Looks nifty. No staples. The book's too thick for staples anyways. Soundtrack for bookmaking: Beach... (Read More)

Day 11?

November 18th - via:
Ok, slowed down a little, but working on the book every day. Got to do a little "real" work here and there, as well. Learned that I can't cut corners. I ordered some prewaxed linen thread off Amazon, thinking that I'd save a few hours waxing thread.... (Read More)

Day 10: More pages

November 18th - via:
(Forgot to hit the Publish button on this one.) Got the pages for the next run of 50 from Joanne's Print Shop. These pages are on different paper. I like them much better. I think these will be the copies I send out. For one, I have solved the... (Read More)

Day 8: More Finished Books

November 15th - via:
Yesterday, I glued more books. Some of the bound book blocks didn't fit the covers I made. Little discrepancies build up and I didn't allow for much of that in my design. There's a lot of learning in this first 30 books. The next run will be better.... (Read More)

Day 7: Finished Books

November 14th - via:
After gluing the book boards, the tabs have to be folded and glued. Before doing a little handyman job, I folded and glued the tabs on the covers. Steps that I never account for. They seems so simple. But they take hours. Afterwards, I had 30 neat... (Read More)

Day 6: ph-neutral glue, is it made from horses?

November 13th - via:
Glued 30 book boards to the covers today. I guess these book aren't vegan, in case anyone is wondering. There's beeswax in the thread, also. Actually, it's a combo of beeswax and a little parafin, since there was a little of that in the waxpot. So... (Read More)

Day 5: At SFCB

November 11th - via:
Got to the Center for the Book at 9. Found a parking place close by. Such a miracle. I've had to park more than a dozen blocks away in the past. Cut book boards. Trimmed the copies I had bound. That was the main reason for going. The secondary reason... (Read More)

Day 4: kind of quiet

November 10th - via:
Woke up to find the books dry from gluing last night. They looked nice. The t-shirt material I used for the binding tape set nicely. Picked up paper and glue. Julie drove me around for that. Many thanks to her. Dropped off paper at the printer's... (Read More)

Day 3

November 10th - via:
Sewed the last 10 book blocks (until more printed) Glued binding cloth on  28 book blocks. 2 have issues and need some further work. Probably have to rip the stitches out Today, I felt like an embalmer. The binding cloth seemed like bandages. You... (Read More)

Day 2: sewing book blocks

November 9th - via:
12 more book blocks sewn today. That's 20 total. I think I want to have 40 done before I head to the city to trim the book at the guillotine cutter at SFCB. I can cut all my book boards at the same time. Might also print up a little dust jacket and... (Read More)

1st Day of Bookmaking

November 8th - via:
Yesterday, I got down to work in the morning and didn't stop till I got in bed at night. It was great! It felt like what I was supposed to be doing. All pages of first run of 30 folded (more copies will be printed when funding arrives) Waxed thread... (Read More)

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