I’m trying an experiment with doubling up the cover boards to get a split board effect, without actually splitting a single board.
The pages are sewn single cord style on four pieces of rough twine. I’m experimenting with tight back vs. hollow back on this structure. For the tan leather I made a hollow back by virtue of not adhering the leather to the spine. I’m skeptical this is a good idea, since when opened the leather tends to flex oddly.
I’m not sure how this will age, or whether it’s putting undue pressure on the leather. The tight back is behaving oddly as well….
I’m not sure if this is a big problem, or if this is just the natural lay of cheap leather and my uneven paring. Hmm..