We already shared two parts of our talk with Dimitris Koutsipetsidis, a bookbinder from Athens (Greece). This time Dimitris takes us for a tour of his studio and shows us some of the tools he makes.
More bindings, amazing boxes, and even some smoke-like marbling on silk by Chena River Marblers. After discussing books, Peter took us for a tour of his enormous workshop! Tools, workbenches, book projects in works -- all this and more!
We have something special for you! This time, we invited some of our previous guests to discuss what was happening to them and their projects since the last time we had a chance to talk: Rita Udina, Mark Cockram, and Ingeir Djuvik
This short video shows how iBookBinding's section punching cradle for bookbinders is used. This is the standard version with digits imprinted in a contrast color for better visibility. However, the same principle applies to all versions of our punching tools.
The second part of the episode with Stepan Chizhov acting as a guest is dedicated to more technical aspects of how iBookBinding works. We talk some nerdy stuff about 3d-printing in general and about making money with 3d-printing.
Our book scanning cradle for smartphones and DSLR cameras was just updated to the Mark V version. Besides some minor changes, the most important thing is that the whole structure is almost perfectly stable now!
One of the latest additions to our shop, a 4-in-1 corner mitering jigs and a straightedge. A tool of this sort was requested by a customer. And after a bit of thought and experimentation, I made this design.
This is the first part of our talk with Ben Elbel from Elbel Libro bindery and Bookbinding Out of the Box project. We discuss Ben's path to becoming a bookbinder, and then he shows around his studio in Haarlem, Netherlands.
Last Friday, I had to make some paper to test recently designed and printed papermaking molds with the Japanese wave pattern. One of the molds was a novelty for our shop — it's designed to make A6-sized sheets of paper.
I've been looking for some solution to protect items we sell at our shop during shipping. There were a couple of times when corners cutting jigs and some other items were broken during delivery. And here's my handcrafted solution.
It's time to announce a major addition to our section punching tools collection. Major as in huge, because this tool is massive! We've been quiet during the winter holidays. But now it's time to share something special with you!