Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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graining board

An instrument used for creasing hides and skins, orBOARDING (1) , so as to produce certain grain effects in the leather. The implement consists of a curved board faced with a thick sheet of cork, and having a handle on the upper side. Effective use of the graining board calls for considerable pressure, as the greater the pressure exerted, the sharper the creases produced and the closer their spacing, both of which are considered desirable. Graining boards have been largely superseded by the boarding machine. (306 )

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