The project I spent most time designing last year was the book scanning frame I'm already selling at iBookBinding's Etsy store. As it often happens, it started as an instrument I planned to use myself. However, It soon grew to be much more than that.
This is a post about the flea markets of Copenhagen, printing tools, and airport security. Initially, I just wanted to share some things I bought while visiting the capital of Denmark this weekend, but it grew to be so much more.
This holiday season I will produce a limited quantity of bookbinding tools made with wood, plywood, and particleboard (the latter one I use for simple sewing frames.) And the 25% Black Friday discount is applicable to all these tools!
It's holiday season, and discounts are here! This year not only we have massively dropped prices for all the 3d-printed bookbinding tools and jigs, but for a limited time, we return our wooden tools: presses, rounding tools, and sewing frames!
Lower Shipping Prices, Updated Corner Cutting Jigs, Wove Pattern Papermaking Moulds and Other News From Our Etsy Store
Designing and updating the old designs of the tools and jigs I sell at our Etsy shop is a constant process that never ends. At every moment I have two or three new things in development, but I never forget about the older items.
Over past years I’ve been using lots of different things as weights while making books. You name it: books, larger books, dumbbells, weight plates, handmade soft weights, proper weights, anything else that was near my workbench. I have also used bricks. However, since the first use, I wanted to make some encasements. Continue reading →
Oftentimes there are discussions on affordability of bookbinding equipment on Facebook and forums. I’ve been preparing my studio for a new season (yeah, I haven’t had any classes since this summer in my workshop), and found the first press that I’ve made for myself more than ten years ago. Or should I call it a vise? Continue reading →
It seems there are two main approaches to bookbinding, as well as any other craft. Some masters prefer to measure everything to a fraction of millimeter, other are more inclined to eyeball things. It doesn’t really matter what you do: sharpening a knife, measuring the distance between the cover boards or cutting corners. However, I think the truth is somewhere in the middle. Continue reading →
Spine rounding tools are used to… round spines of covers when one is making case bound books. Alternatively, they may be used to form a rounded spine of a book block. Continue reading →