Today is the ninth anniversary of the day I started this blog - woohoo!Since I did it last year, I once again had to look up the traditional and modern anniversary gifts for year nine. Here's what I found:Traditional: Pottery/WillowModern: LeatherLeather? Really? Too easy.Instead of going for the obvious (I'm looking at
Tag : bone folder
As I was going about my daily routine of non-focused internet searching, I discovered a company that will make you a bone folder using a 3D printer. Shapeways allows you to print objects using a variety of materials, including plastic, gold, sterling silver, steel, and castable wax.Welcome to the future.The designer
For whatever reason, I was recently staring at my teflon bone folder and I noticed something interesting - it has an imprint of a star on it!I'm sorry the pictures aren't better, but I hope you can see it - it's really there. I wonder what it means?Does anyone else out
On my third day in Tokyo, the first paper-related stop was Misuzudo Bindery. Based on information I translated from their website, we knew that we were headed to the second floor. Once we got there, we were greeted by a nondescript hallway with lots of doors. I had no idea where to go.
I have a backlog of blog posts (backblog?) that have never been completed and it's bumming me out. I still want to share the content, so I'll be publishing under the heading of Wayback Wednesday for these posts. Several years ago, I posted on Twitter that I liked a hand-carved wood
Almost 3.5 years ago, I wrote a blog post about bone folder alternatives. I compiled the list after asking the Twitter bookbinding community for ideas and the came up with great suggestions. I just found this fabulous video from Sea Lemon (actually, all of her videos are fabulous) on the same
The posts about my time with Shanna Leino may have motivated you to make your own tools. Here are some resources that can help you get started: Shanna recommended the following book: The Making of Tools by Alexander Weygers Making a Chasing or forming tool - tutorial by Charles Lewton-Brain Japanese Chasing Tools
At the start of today's class, I was determined to start yet another bone folder. I chose this thin piece of bone: After some filing, sawing, and sanding... ...and then a polish with steel wool. I love it - it creates such a thin score line. And it feels amazing in my hand.
I got to Shanna's class early so I could get a head start on an idea - I decided to carve a quilted design into one of my bone folders. When I sketched out the design, it looked pretty cool. Unfortunately, the execution of my concept took a long time. There
I started out today's class working on a new bone folder. I decided to give the hatchet a try this time. Not as a big a deal as I had thought. Then I got fidgety and started (yet) another one. I decided to let the bone tell me how to shape