Re: brass edged boards
The brass edged boards are for pressing books. That puts the groove at
the spine and helps adhere the hinge. Normally one doesn't press them
together without enough between them to keep the brass edges from
touching. They will make a cracking noise, however, if they are
varnished plywood and haven't been pressed for a while.
> When I tightened the press down it made a cracking noise so it seemed--
> like a good time to stop;-) I think I need different boards for this
> purpose the ones that came with the press have brass edges and I am
> afraid of damaging them.
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