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Thread: Want your books to have a spiral back??? here is how

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    Super Member bebe's Avatar
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    I went to a Dear Jane club meeting and several of the ladies suggested that spiral be added to the spine of my book. I took it to Kinko's and they cut off the spine and put a spiral in it. You can get it done at most office supply stores just ask.
    It took a few minutes they cut off the spine and put a spiral back. It is so easy to flip and also leave open. So if you have one or more books that you use often doing this to it is worth it.

    Check out picture of my Dear Jane books with spiral back!!!

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    Brilliant idea!!! That would be nice for cookbooks, too.

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    What do they charge for doing this?

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    Aren't they wonderful. I had a couple done at Staples and it was around $4.00 per book. SO worth it if you use the book a lot!

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    WOW!!! Great idea and not very expensive either :D:D:D

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    Yeah, it works great, we have had some of my husband's and son's favourite music books done too. Much easier to keep open on the piano or organ

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    What a great idea!

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    Great idea, would do that to all my cook books

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    Great idea!! I'm going to have this done to the manual for EQ6. You should see me trying to balance it open with my elbow as I try to type or scroll to do the examples. Yay!!
    Thank you, thank you.

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    I've done this with my EQ6 books, too. Anything that you need to lay flat--it's well worth the money!

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    I've had some books spiral bound before and it can really make life easier!

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    Great idea! Mind if I ask how much they charge?

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    about $4 for each book. Could cost more if thicker call around AND ASK FOR A PRICE :-D

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    I have a beautiful address book that the spine broke on. Took it in to a local printers and they did the same thing. Wonderul. I've had it now for about 15 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    Brilliant idea!!! That would be nice for cookbooks, too.
    Office Depot did a cookbook for me. It was a very old book (from my college days) that was beginning to fall apart. They cut off the spine and put the spiral at the top. Now it flips like a pad. I love it that way.

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    I did my Freddy's House book years ago. Love it. Thank you the reminder, I think I have a couple more that I could have done.

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    Great idea. I have an old Betty Crocker cookbook, the binding has fallen off, Would it take away from the value if I had it rebound with spiral?

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    great idea and will probably last longer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justok
    Great idea. I have an old Betty Crocker cookbook, the binding has fallen off, Would it take away from the value if I had it rebound with spiral?
    IMHO, it depends on what you "value" most. TheBC cookbook that I used in high school and college is still in use at my mom's house. It was a 5-ring binder. Many of the pages were falling out because of torn (used) holes. I found 2 5-ring binders that fit the pages, so I divided the book into two "volumes" and place the pages in the new binders. In our case the recipes and the memories were more important. By the way, I used those little reinforcements to repair the pages. My mother is handicapped and so does well with the smaller volumes. It worked for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justok
    Great idea. I have an old Betty Crocker cookbook, the binding has fallen off, Would it take away from the value if I had it rebound with spiral?
    IMHO, it depends on what you "value" most. TheBC cookbook that I used in high school and college is still in use at my mom's house. It was a 5-ring binder. Many of the pages were falling out because of torn (used) holes, and the cover was falling apart. I found two 5-ring binders that fit the pages, so I divided the book into two "volumes" and placed the pages in the new binders. In our case the recipes and the memories were more important. By the way, I used those little reinforcements to repair the pages. My mother is handicapped and so does well with the smaller volumes. It worked for us.

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    OOPs. Don't know what I did to get two posts. Sorry. :oops:

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    Wow, such a great idea.

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    it is and so ez to get access to a book..isn't it nice to share ideas w/ each other :lol:

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    What a great idea.

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