got the new press yesterday and within hours of putting it together I was perfect binding books with tight, strong spines. it's a simple clamp n board press that allows the block edge to be gathered, glued, and pressed before you slip pre-scored covers behind the block and glue it to the spine and press again. Stupidly easy really. In time such binding work will look indistinguishable from the real thing. so you know.
this morning I rode the elevator with a grim reaper.