When a book is cased by hand, the Case-Making Gauge is irreplaceable. The
gauge is used to accurately indicate where the two pieces of board (one for the
front, one for the back and a piece of spine strip) are to be placed on the
covering material which has been cut to size and glued. Case-making gauges are
adjustable for different sizes of cases, turn-ins, and widths of inlay.
While the CMG is useful by itself, we have improved on its design. We
have created a specially crafted assembly which combines a CMG with a special
guide board. This assembly serves to fixate the gauge in place and to
allow a clean and controlled workspace for the bookbinder. See our Case-Making Gauge Assembly product.