Bookbinding Jig Assembly Instructions

Thank you for purchasing one of our bookbinding jigs.

Both sides are identical except one will have two threaded metal inserts in the bottom edge.

Bookbinding jig both sides
Bookbinding jig both sides close up

The threaded insert is to attach the optional stand. More information further later in this article.

The other thing to note is the holes on the sides are round on the inside edges and square on the outside. The square side aligns with the square section on the supplied bolts.

Bookbinding jig both sides showing inside and outside hole differences
Bookbinding jig both sides close up bolt assembly one

Start by inserting the bolts into the four corner holes ( you wont need to use bolts in the central holes for general bookbinding).

The bolts are inserted from the side with the square holes, align the square section with the squared holes and push it home. Repeat fro the other three corners.

Once pushed home you will have one side of the press assembled. The images below show how this should look from both sides.

Bookbinding jig both sides close up bolt assembly four
Bookbinding jig both sides screws installed outside view
Bookbinding jig both sides screws installed inside view
Bookbinding jig both sides screws installed second side added wide view

Now the other side can be slid into place over the bolts. Take care to make sure you push it on with the bevelled edge facing outwards. The image below explains this.

Bookbinding jig both sides screws installed second side added

Lastly add the four washers supplied one to each bolt and then add a wingnut to clamp the press together.

Bookbinding jig both sides adding wing nut
Bookbinding jig both sides adding penny washer

Optional stand assembly

Bookbinding jig assembled with separate optional stand parts

Once assembled the stand should run underneath the other side. This allows the side to move freely whilst you clamp your project.

The optional stand simply attaches to the bottom edge of the press using the two screws supplied in the kit.

Bookbinding jig assembled with separate optional stand with screw
Bookbinding jig assembled with separate optional stand with screw inserted and aligned with threaded hole
Bookbinding jig assembled with separate optional stand with screws aligned with threaded hole
Bookbinding jig assembled with separate optional stand general view

How to use the Foredge clamp

The foredge clamp kit witch is supplied as an optional extra ( supplied with the pricking jig kit). It consists of an extended pricking jig. We have added a flat section at either end with a hole. These holes line up with the side and central holes on the sides of the book binding jig.

Sart by inserting the bolts into the central holes aligning the square section on the bolt with the square sectioned hole.

Bookbinding jig fore edge kit parts
Book binding jig foredge kit bolts inserted
Book binding jig foredge kit adding clamp
Book binding jig foredge kit adding penny washer
Book binding jig foredge kit adding the wing nut

Pushe clamp bar over the bolts with the flat side facing down. Add a washer and then wing nut to each bolt.

Thats it you can now clamp your paper stack, book etc into the jig to allow painting on the edge.

Book binding jig foredge kit clamping down onto the paper stack