Parts of a Bible
The Spine is located on the left side of the bible (when closed) and runs from top to bottom.
Their are several types of spines. The average bible has an (open spine). An open spine refers to a spine that is not attached to the cover. In the open spine a thick layer of glue and a fabric mesh (or thin paper) are applied to the bible to secure the pages of the book together.
Below is an example of a used bible spine. You can see on the left the thin paper that is attached to the spine to secure it. As you can tell the paper did not hold up so the owner opted to try duct tape. Now i am a HUGE fan of duct tape. I have even used it to fix my truck from time to time. However, Duct tape is likely to damage what is left of your bible so users beware.
What we do to strengthen your spine
- we remove all current glue and paper mesh while taking strict care not to damage your pages or threads holding your pages together.
- we use multiple thick layers of a non acidic glue to your pages along with new strong mesh that is specifically made for book binding spines.
- we replace the spine fabric ends that give extra support to the top and bottom of your pages.
- we add your desired colors and quantity of page keepers.
- we then glue your pages directly to your new Top Grain leather cover.