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Subject: Need an idea to repair a book! - FOUND!
Date Posted: 1/26/2009 6:17 PM ET
Member Since: 10/1/2007
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I know there are some very creative people in here so I thought maybe someone would give me some suggestions. 

I received a cookbook today with the plastic comb spine and it was totally in pieces when received.  I need a way to put the book back together so that it can be used.  I have thought using yarn or twine and sewing it through the openings but I don't know if that would work.  I thought about using an old notebook but the metal clips won't fit.  So any ideas will be appreciated.

The book is: 9.25" tall   6.50" wide  1.50" thick.  The back and front covers are hardback.  It has 18 openings where the plastic comb held it together.  Each opening is about .25" wide (rectangle shape, not round holes). 

Would appreciate any and all suggestions.  If you need further information, please send me a PM.

Thank you so much!  Emilie

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Subject: plastic binding comb
Date Posted: 1/26/2009 9:03 PM ET
Member Since: 1/26/2009
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(I like the way your name is spelled!)

I think you can buy plastic book binding combs at staples (though it may be in bulk) or a craft/ paper hobby stores. And if those don't work there's always the internet! Of course the price in shipping and handling may not be worth the actual price and wait time.

Or if you want to get really crafty you can try tying  the pages together with .25" coordinating ribbon and making bows. You could twist a small paper clip to resemble a sewing needle to get the ribbon through.

Hope that helped and good luck with your book!


Date Posted: 1/27/2009 12:37 AM ET
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Thank you - someone actually offered to send me one that she wasn't using.  I hadn't even thought of that!

(I like my name spelled like this too - too many with a 'y')


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