After making a couple of instructive videos on sewing books, I was going to make a tutorial video of sewing headbands, but I realized that I could make a tutorial of rounding and backing as I had to do it, before the headbanding anyhow. So, here it is. I hope this video is useful for beginners in bookbinding. Rounding and backing are sort of "minor" tasks in bookbinding that beginners might omit. However, they are very important. For those of you who want to create a real book, round your book, eh? All you need is a freaking hammer and a minute of your time! Oh, yeah, by the way...... I misspelled "endsheet" once on the video... I CAN correct it and re-upload the video, but, nah, I ain't gonna do it... my internet connection isn't as "super fast" as most people's, so for this 10 minute video, it took about 50 min. to upload! Duh! So, let's call the misspelling a charm** :-)
NOTE: The hammer used on this video is not a backing hammer, which indeed is THE tool to back and round books. But as my purpose of creating these tutorial videos is to encourage general population to start getting involved in the bookbinding trade, I always try to demonstrate things with ordinary items as much as possible, so that it doesn't discourage viewers from trying it just because they don't have the particular equipment to do the job. The methods featured on my tutorial videos are very basic and often I have to change a little in order to make it more feasible to the beginners. So it should not reflect the real trade of bookbinding. Yet my instructions are thought through so that the end result will be perfectly decent if you follow them.