In my work I employ a team of bonefolders: one made of bone and one made of teflon. I use the teflon bonefolder for any work on a visible surface – bookcloth or paper on the cover of a book, for example. I use my bonefolder for anything work that doesn’t show, such as inside work.
Before I got my teflon bonefolder, I used 2 boney bonefolders. I always kept one clean and the other was always used for glue work. This worked best for me because I never had to worry about whether or not my bonefolder was clean – I had an assigned clean bonefolder. The bonefolders were two different sizes so I could easily tell them apart.
Then I got a teflon bonefolder.
I knew that they didn’t leave shiny marks on paper, which was a big plus. In addition, they were nice and slippery, which helped make work easier. So I bought one. What I found was that while the teflon folder had its perks, it was sorta soft. I couldn’t get as much muscle behind it as I could with my other bonefolders.
So in addition to using my bonefolder for inside work, I also use it for any work that requires me to use strength for any reason. In these situations, I usually place a piece of scrap paper over my work so that I don’t get any shiny marks or accidental tears. I guess it would be great to have one bonefolder that was great at everything. But I’d probably use two anyway, for the cleanliness factor.
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