Well, this needs an explanation. So I will proceed in the clockwise order. I've got the small weights on twelve hours from an old bookbinder's collection back in Russia. They are 285 and 645 grams. Next comes my bike chain...
You may know the Kamaz brand if you are a fan of the Dakar Rally. However, this Soviet/Russian truck and engine factory have produced many other things, including... bookbinding equipment.
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 →
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 →