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Topic: Book Boxes
Message: Posted by: Alchimest (Dec 2, 2004 12:17PM)
I am interested in making a realistic looking book box, preferibly leather bound. Does anybody have experience with this type of prop, or sources for directions and the materials.
Message: Posted by: Clifford the Red (Dec 2, 2004 12:59PM)

This has some instructions about the entire process of book making of which you might use some info to create the hardcover.

You can also take an existing book, glue up and cut out the middle of the book creating a pocket. Then you can simply attach a hasp if you wish and Bob's your uncle. That is the most authentic looking book box.


See this for a method
Message: Posted by: mrmysticmike (Dec 2, 2004 04:29PM)

I found a nice looking book box on a Things Remembered discount shelf. I have also found them in craft stores and also found a wooden one in a home decor store.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Dec 13, 2004 05:02AM)
I had a fellow at the Texas Renaissance Festival make me a really nice HUGE book box. The cover is padded, the corners are done in a contrasting color of leahter, as is the hubbed spine.

The "pages" were done with a florentining tool. He even simulated the signatures and added a bookmark.

However, this wasn't the first one I had. If you find a big photo album that you like, you can make a box to fit inside it. The rest of it is pretty easy. Also some postage stamp collecting albums work well.
Message: Posted by: Alchimest (Dec 13, 2004 11:37AM)
Thanks for the info. I didn't realize there was so much information on book binding.
What you are describing is what I had in mind. When you mentioned ''The "pages" were done with a florentining tool", I don't know what a florentining tool is. Is there physical texture to a 'box' to create the apparence of pages, or is this simply (or not so simply) a (faux) painted flat surface.