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Board slotting machine

From: Jeff Peachey <peachey>
Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2006
New board slotting machine

Board slotting is one of the least invasive, and possibly the
strongest way of rehinging detached boards, the most common failure
of book structures. Christopher Clarkson invented the technique in
the late 70's, and until now there was no affordable, ready to use
machine.  The Peachey Board Slotting Machine, which features
automatic feed, is the first machine made in the USA available for
sales worldwide.

In board slotting, an angled slot is cut into the spine edge of a
board to the precise thickness of the hinging material--often
laminated linen or cotton and tissue.  The slot does not disturb the
turn-ins, the pastedown or the covering material.  When the hinging
material is inserted, the thickness of the board is maintained,
eliminating unsightly creases that can arise with traditional
rebacking.  It is also much faster than traditional rebacking--a
standard octavo board can be slotted in less than 3 minutes,
comparable with tissue repairs but much, much stronger.  The angled
slot accomplishes three things: it positions the hinge for optimum
openability, it places the hinge into the center of the board where
there is less deterioration, and there is less of a chance of
damaging the covering material when inserting the hinge. It is an
extremely useful machine for a wide variety of book structures.
Although designed for rare book conservation, it is entirely useful
for circulating collections.

The Peachey Board Slotting Machine comes complete with a variety of
saw blades, safety guards, an integrated dust collection slot,
automatic feed, and detailed instructions.  The automatic feed keeps
hands at a safe distance from the blade and allows for extremely
precise placement. The powerful 1/2 HP motor automatically adjusts
to any worldwide current with a simple plug adapter.

Additional specifications can be found at:

For a free instructional DVD showing the machine in action, please

    Jeffrey S. Peachey
    150 E. 3rd. St, Suite 3E
    New York, NY 10009
    peachey [at] pipeline__com

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