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.
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 →
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 →
Several days ago I was approached by a woman, whose grandfather was an amateur bookbinder in Soviet times. He left her some bookbinding stuff no one in the family is obviously is going to use. She didn’t even want to sell the stuff, just to pass it to someone, who could put it to good use. Continue reading →