Bookbinding by Dennis Ogden outlines in details several methods for binding small quantities of printed material and for re-covering damaged books using locally available and economical materials. Materials, construction of tools and jigs and methods include procedures for Perfect Binding, Case Binding, Cloth Binding and Saddle Stitch Binding. The methods and techniques shown are excellent for family histories, family heirloom books, worn cookbooks, personal journals, and even for full length novels.
Dennis grew into his teens during the war years in England. In 1950 he left to work in an aircraft factory in Canada while farming a hundred acre farm as a sideline. Leaving Canada he served twenty years in the US Army as a Bomb Squad technician. During his military career he met and is still married to Ruth, also English born. They served a three tour of duty with the US Peace Corps after their three children grew and left home. They taught gardening and crop production to Maya Indians in Guatemala. Now grandparents, they own and operate a Recreational Vehicle Park in the desert of northwest Arizona.