I took a second attempt at the kindle case, this time I cut the folding section and then flipped it over to engrave on the reverse. This puts the living hinge on the right side of the case (the inside). To further improve the bend I wet the wood before clamping it into position while it dries. The spine is now bent a little in the right direction so I wouldn't recommend folding all the way back now but it is better overall. The design is a quote by Douglas Jerrold.