The photos are here less to set out the process of making a Bradel-bound book, but as a (findable) record of key moments for me. I took notes, but a picture is worth a thousand words.
|notched guide for punching sewing holes|
|protect the section with paper under the weight while sewing|
|flat brush for glueing; two thin coats|
|making headbands to match endpapers|
|cutting endpapers to size|
|keep spine free when pressing the book block after endpapers added|
|cloth and two layers of brown paper on spine|
|use bookcloth for the spine, but fabric or paper is ok for the covers|
|glue spine to both covers, then turn up head and tail before foredge|
|Bradel bound - in six hours|
Comprehensive instructions can be found here and elsewhere on the internet.