DID NOT EXPECT PIC 13!!!!!
JFC I was calmly scrolling through and then BAM! Never thought a cut fingernail would be so unsettling.
It's a mistake you only make once, after that you tend to be a lot more cautious with making the hard cuts when you've got a finger in the line of fire.
The wheely rolling razors cut through finger nails pretty well too. I cut halfway through my thumb with one once. Juat ran it right over. Luckily they are resilient and nothing a little super glue and pressure bandages couldnt fix. Reattached and i dont even have a scar.
Also dremel cutting wheels will cut right through your gloves and thumbnail! I cut right down through the center of the other thumb nail without breaking the edges. Had a slot cut into the nail for a month until it grew out. I also had the great idea to pour alcohol on it because it was dirty and im a big tough man so i can take it... Man... what the hell was i thinking... So. Much. Pain. My god....
Yeah, piss off OP. A warning would be nice.
It looks like they cut half their fingernail off...
NOBODY EXPECTS PIC 13!!!
Because it's actually picture 15 not 13...
Edit: ducking sponsored ads bullshit. Fucken reddit sync. I'm cracking that bullshit now to avoid that in the future
Its chief weapon is surprise!
Did something similar with a mandolin while cutting a tomato, fuck those things
I hate mandolins, give me a good chefs knife any day.
I cut a chunk of my thumb off, including fingernail, cutting a potato with one of those things- it went right in the garbage. (The mandolin. And the part of my thumb, actually.... Miraculously it grew back, except for the fingerprint pattern.)
Did the post get edited I only see 2 pictures?
Must be a bug. Relay? Klick on the title again if you see the comments, the you will see the full album.
After a few minutes, I realized I hate you. 😀
I don't get it. I only see an album of two pictures.
Really didn't need that picture, either.
I only see 2...
Number 13 will shock you!
Yeah it should be labeled NSFL.
That's very cool! Also very sweet of you as your moms
Thanks! I'm a girl btw ;)
not anymore, the internet has spoken
That is so cool. Did you use a service to print them on the fabric or do you have a fabric printer at home?
Thank you! I used a service to print them, it was a lot of fabric to stamp.
Would you mind sharing the service? I would be interested in Doing something similar
As you can see I liked giving books my own style when I was 5 years old so I colored them to my liking. What a shitty kid.
Shitty? Ease up there. If you weren't the type of kid who altered books, you wouldn't be the type of adult who... alters books.
I guess you're right!
Awesome job OP!
Thats so awesome! My mom had some really sentimental books her mom gave her and they are in rough condition. I don't have the patience or skill to do what you did! Your mom is lucky for having a daughter like you!
A loving daughter with all her fing... oh... sorry.
I kid. Thanks for showing us how you did it, OP! Hope your finger heals.
No no must have all fingers to be a daughter
This is incredibly professional, and looks clean and perfect. You did a -fantastic - job, OP!
BTW, I'm pretty certain that what you call "capitel" is known as the headband in English. In the future, if you get some fraying and they're a synthetic fabric, wave a lighter over the cut end very briefly to fuse the fibers and that should take care of it. If it's cotton, a tiny dab of glue should do. (Don't think you can do that now, though, might be too late since you have the spines and covers on.)
Great work, OP!!!
Thank you so much! I did fuse the fibers with a lighter just before I glued the whole thing together. Thanks for the tip!
This is absolutely amazing! And lets please make rat tax a thing. Here's my share (He was yawning. Not trying to kill me).
He's so cute! :D
That's really cool! Oh and I hope your finger heals up nicely!
Ya I need to see how that finger heals and... COULD YOU GIVE US A HEADS UP NEXT TIME?!
lol sorry! It's healing just fine :)
Lovely! I haven't done any bookbinding since college but it's so much fun. Beautiful work.
This is incredible. What a wonderful and thoughtful gift. You are such a kind and awesome person for doing this. You can really tell this was a labor of love. So glad your mom liked them.
Thanks for the tax! Awesome work btw.
Reddit must be nicer than I thought. I expected every other comment to be about how these have been devalued now lol.
As a mafalda fan... that was amazing in so many levels :)
I was good until the finger raaHHHH! That hurts looking at it. Books look great though! But you did sacrifice blood for this project and that is kinda cheating :P good job :)
Those are amazingly well done. I'm so happy that your mom loved them! Do you have book binding experience?
This is sick :D
This is so perfect. All the love and care and time and attention you gave these damaged books clearly shows - well done. :)
Back when I worked as a librarian, book repair and rebinding were some of my favorite responsibilities. You did a great job! And what a thoughtful gift for your mom...
That's pretty cool. My father has the same collection and I remember reading them always as a kid. They are now at the same condition and your mom's books but what I did last christmas was buy the "Toda Mafalda" hardcover book for him, lazy approach. Yours look great and retain the sentiment.
This is amazing! Well done!
I used to read these as a kid. Until right now I had no idea they were available in English!
What an amazing and thoughtful gift.
Also, I chuckled at pic#34 seeing your hand with the bandaid.
You win. I love reddit because of things like this. This shows so much love and gives inspiration and joy. Thank you for sharing!
How did you print onto fabric? Was it dye sublimation? We do that at out shop, it's such a cool way of transfering images to fabric since you don't feel the ink on top of the fabric like silk screening.
Damn your poor finger lol. Great work on the books, it was worth it!
Your mother is so lucky
This is so awesome! Heck, you made ME cry!!!
Wow! They look amazing. You really took your time to make sure this was done well, and it shows. There's a lot of love in that project.
What a fantastic job. Well done.
Wow, nicely done!!
Wow, what an amazing effort full of love, patience and skill. Thanks for sharing the process. I know your mom will be very happy with this gift!
Amazing! That is truly great work!
I'm so glad she loved them. :) Lovely work!
Do you need a US contact to get supplies?
the amount of work that went into this is nothing short of stunning. you're a great daughter and I'm sure your mom is super proud of you. but also jesus christ that fucking nail pic.
There's also /r/Bookbinding.
Several tutorials and beginner's guides in their side menu, as well as links to sites that sell binding supplies.
Awesome job, they look great! Hope your finger heals up soon!
This was the coolest DIY I have ever seen, OP. Thank you for sharing.
Those look awesome, great work!
Thats amazing. Very nice of you.
This is so impressive, they look great! How sweet of you, of course your mom loved them! :)
Amazing work! You took so much time & effort to restore those. Let us know your mom’s reaction!
Youre a trooper, I would have gave up after I almost removed my finger lol
How did it go?
Wow. Seriously what a great job. Congratulations.
My love for Mafalda comes from my mom too! A few years ago my sister and I got her a couple of comic books... One day I'll be rich enough to get here the giant whole collection!
Not sure where you are, but you can buy the whole comic collection as one book: Toda Mafalda. It’s on Amazon. My sister has it. Huge hardcover.
That's really cool. Nice job :)
As a bibliophile and huge fan of Mafalda, this is amazing! What a thoughtful gift!
Very awesome job!
I've done such things in the past and have found that a weak tea will "antique" a page nicely. Coffee is good for darker staining. The problem is page curling as it dries.
I place a piece of glass down (dollar tree picture frame), a piece of parchment paper, then the page to antique. Apply tea with cotton ball, layer another piece of parchment paper and another piece of glass. Set the sandwich in the sun for a couple hours to dry.
Unfortunately, I do not have awesome photos of the process to show. I would always start with practice paper to make sure you have the right shade for the tea.
Dang! Amazing job OP! If it wasn't such an expensive and time-consuming process I would say start a business doing this. That's some top-notch work!
How to prove to someone if they feel empathy or not: Show them an image of a cut fingernail and ask them how their fingers feel.
Damn. That looks painful as fuck. Hopefully, it heals properly and you don't get the half nail thing that some people get.
Anyway, that is was super cool. Why did you change some of the colors/not adding certain colors?
I love your rattie!!!!
Great job on the restoration too!
Good god that cut looks so bad! Made me gasp audibly... No pain, no gain?
The covers look great though. I tried a semester of book binding in college and it was tedious but rewarding.
Chapeau! This is rather impressive! I wish I was able to do this. (Probably I am, but I have never tried.)
I bet your mom hates soup.
Looking at 9 why did you take out the red?
Also would coffee work to stain/weather pages? Just for curiosity sake. They look great as is!
Gracias por esto! Guardé tu post. Quino <3 /u/celestebosnic
What a labor of love! Very special gift for your mom.
Will someone please explain to me the whole Imgur "X tax" thing? Who is getting taxed? The viewers? OP? How did this meme start?
Great job! Beautifully done.
Nice job! You're pretty great for doing this for your mom.
Wow! What a labour of love. They look fantastic. Hopefully they have many more years in them. :)
that's such a great job!! very professional-looking.
¡Que buen trabajo! Ahora tengo que desenterrar mis historietas de Mafalda y darles una releída.
Best DIY I have seen. Excellent job!! We have family hand-me-down books so I know how sentimental they can be.
If I adopt you, bring your tools. Holy cow this is the gift I never knew I wanted...book restoration!
Doesn't this technically count as illegal reproduction? Since you duplicated the covers and reprinted missing pages and whatnot. You basically copied the whole books.
Not that I care, I am just asking if it counts or not.
Quino is a damn planetary treasure, man. All props to Argentina, for sure, but the dude's work is world class.
[SEE ALSO: SODA STEREO]
That is amazing beautiful work.
This is really cool! And it's a super thoughtful gift, too! It looks like a lot of fun to do. Great job!
Great job. Bookbinding/ book restoring is becoming a lost art. Good on you for taking this on.
wow, great work and i remember mafalda, memories!!!
I love the fact that your mom held on to these. You did a great job.
You forgot to color the spoon cover 2
Actually I was going for the original color design, which you can see here: https://http2.mlstatic.com/mafalda-2-quino-D_NQ_NP_610606-MLA26007133452_092017-F.jpg
That's cool but i alway prefere old book even if the are damage ;)
Title correction: " I own a restoration business and this was my last project"
that one 4th from bottom, the alignment ruins it :/
Ah yeah, it was the first one I did and didn't came out as well as the others.