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 →
These past days I’ve been working hard fulfilling some orders and adding new things to our shop. Several of my students asked me to make 2-in-1 book presses (with sewing frames included). I wanted to add this tool to the shop for quite a long time and here was an opportunity to finally make them and take some photos. Continue reading →