Post ID: 5609

msulconservationlab:

A few weeks ago I asked for advice on how to make a box for our chained binding (see post here). The chain extends out from the lower board on the foredge, and the first link is fixed in place. In addition, the book has some beautiful brass clasps that would be happiest in a padded box.

I drew inspiration from a box made by Whitney Baker at the University of Kansas.

Here is the box I cam up with. It is a cloth clamshell with Volara foam padding. I cut a channel in the Volara in the bottom of the box, giving the chain a place to lay. I also added padding along the foredge of the box to keep the book from shifting. The padding on the foredge has cut outs to allow space for the clasps (which are wider at the bottom).

Nice box, and thanks for the follow-up!