My bookbinding workshop now is located in the same room with my woodworking workshop. This offers some benefits and has its drawbacks. The one major problem is omnipresent wood dust. It is the reason I want to make map cabinets for my bookbinding materials as soon as possible.
Last week I’ve tried to use a makeshift plough to trim several books. It took me more than three hours to create that plough from a chisel with sandpaper. Several days ago, I had to visit a hardware store, and found there a cheap Chinese bench grinder (like $20 cheap). After a moment of hesitation, I bought it along with several different chisels to experiment with. Continue reading →