I’ve just received a package with corner cutting jigs from Argentina. Triángulo de la Felicidad (triangles of happiness, I suppose) is made of plastic. It has one of the classic designs when a truncated corner has a reinforcing crossbeam.
Corner Cutting Jig
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 →