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Presenter Peter Goodwin , Janette Heffernan  |  DVD
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Product Details

  • Actors: Presenter Peter Goodwin
  • Directors: Janette Heffernan
  • Producers: Jan Mila Ltd
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: CreateSpace
  • DVD Release Date: November 20, 2008
  • Run Time: 71 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B001LNOL0K
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #612,867 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Precious books require special boxes and bookbinder Peter Goodwin demonstrates how to make a slip case and a solander box to protect your books.

This is the sixth DVD in the series. Boxes can be tricky so it is essential, if you don't want to spend hours of frustration to see how to make one in detail first! Trying to make one from looking at book instructions is almost impossible.

Filmed by TV producer Janette Heffernan in the bindery.

Other DVDs in this series include:

The Full Bound Leather Book
Restoring the 1819 Atlas - the half bound leather book
The Account Book - making a springback ledger
Repairing the 'Humble" Paperback - how to do this at home.
Restoring the Family Bible.

These are available through CreateSpace video shop.
A fully licensed institutional DVD can also be purchased from for use in public libraries & schools.

To learn more about bookbinding visit

A PAL version is available

INDIVIDUAL USE: RIGHTS AND RESTRICTIONS This purchase is for individual home use only and does not include any public-performance rights of either a paying or non-paying nature.

BOXES FOR BOOKS DVD - GOODWIN is protected by United States copyright law. Duplication, reproduction, alteration, television broadcast or cablecast, internet webcasting/filesharing, loaning for a fee, leasing, sublicensing to others or use for public exhibition or commercial purposes (i.e. charging admission) is strictly prohibited without written permission from JAN MILA LTD.

This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media.'s standard return policy will apply.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent content with amateurish filming September 18, 2009
I rented this video, which is good because I don't really need to watch it again after having seen it. There are good and bad aspects to the video, but before I describe them I'd like you to know that if you're interested in the topic, I recommend the video and think that it's overall quite educational.

The video quality is clearly amateurish. The gentleman doing the teaching is obviously a master, but it's just filmed in his normal workroom, little prep is done beforehand (so you'll sometimes see him rummaging in a box for a tool or materials for example), and the filming is done by someone just standing near him holding a camera. the video is slightly wobbly, and the angles are sometimes not optimal as the cameraperson tries to find a good place to stand to see what's going on. Also, what little editing has been done looks a little cheezy, with bad 80's era transitions etc, and tacky synthesized music.

One further small downside is that little attention is paid to explaining what materials are used. A few specific items are named, but after watching the video I feel I'll need to do a little research to select appropriate materials and tools.

The gentleman doing the teaching is obviously a master, and has worked out every tiny detail of how to do the job perfectly. As he correctly points out, it's the little details that make for a quality end product, and he shows and explains how and *why* to get every little detail correct... and as he's had over 60 years of experience, he has had time to work out *every* detail so he knows how to make the finished product *perfect*, and if you pay attention and do as you're shown, there's no reason you won't be able to do so as well.
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