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I know that methylcellulose is often used in paper and cloth conservation processes. I also know that a PVA-mix with methylcellulose is in use by bookbinders — that mix allows lengthening of the time of drying of the PVA glue. I’ve even used the mix myself while I was studying at the American Academy of Bookbinding. However, since the time of my study I still haven’t bought any methylcellulose here in Moscow.
I’ve been selling this simple sewing frame for almost two years now. Initially it was even simpler. I wanted to have a cheap and fast in production sewing frame to give to my students at Bookbinding 101 class. Production cost for the version 0.1 was $15-20.
My bookbinding workshop now is located in the same room with my woodworking workshop. This offers some benefits and has its drawbacks. The one major problem is omnipresent wood dust. It is the reason I want to make map cabinets for my bookbinding materials as soon as possible.