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backing click to hear : backing

Process for creating joints, the parallel projections running the length of the book that act as hinges between the spine and the boards.
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backing hammer face handle claw backing press backing board spine of the book

backing hammer click to hear : backing hammer

Tool used to flatten the back of signatures to give the spine a fan shape.

face click to hear : face

Slightly rounded surface used to strike the back of the signature and push it against the backing boards.

handle click to hear : handle

claw click to hear : claw

The tapered end of the hammer, used to flatten the backs of signatures.

backing press click to hear : backing press

Press used to flatten a book so that the joints can be made.

backing board click to hear : backing board

Metal edge of the press; the back of the signature is placed along this edge and hammered to create joints.

spine of the book click to hear : spine of the book

Part that makes up the back of a book’s signatures.