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sewing click to hear : sewing

Process for binding the signatures of a book together using cords.
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sewing frame bed slot temple upright cord crossbar

sewing frame click to hear : sewing frame

Wooden frame used to sew together the signatures of a book.

bed click to hear : bed

slot click to hear : slot

Opening in which the cords are wedged.

temple click to hear : temple

Small movable wooden slat placed inside the slot to keep the cords in place.

upright click to hear : upright

One of two vertical pieces of threaded wood that is turned to adjust the height of the crossbar.

cord click to hear : cord

Thread used to sew together signatures by fitting it into the grooves.

crossbar click to hear : crossbar

Crosspiece whose height is adjustable; rings are looped around it to support the cords.