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Rounded Drop Spine Boxes
2015-10-17 17:35
This post shows a variation on a rounded drop spine box that I make. I try to not have a break along the top and bottom of the tray so it has more of the look of a book. To do this on the ou… Read More
2015-09-03 15:14
 This is a book of William Shakespeare's plays that I was asked to rebind in one of the styles of binding done during his life time.  Centerpieces with corner pieces were a common… Read More
Gold Tooling With Jigs
2014-12-27 22:22
This post shows tooling on a full leather binding using gold foil. I used my tooling box that I made based on a box used by Michael Wilcox when he did a gold tooling demonstration at the Boo… Read More
Thomas Jefferson's Paris Walks
2014-06-16 01:04
This book was bound for the Designer Bookbinders traveling exhibition "InsideOUT  Exhibition of contemporary bindings of private press books."  Details of the exhibit and its… Read More
Bradel Binding -part 2 A Case Bound Pamplet
2014-04-23 15:34
This version of the Bradel binding is a single signature in a hard case. It was sewn using a four hole pamphlet stitch. Before it was sewn, a piece of book cloth approximately 3 inches wide… Read More
Bradel Binding -part 1 A Paper Case Binding
2014-04-23 15:33
This is the first of three posts on the Bradel binding. This style of binding can be traced to 18th century Germany. The origin of the binding is uncertain, but the name comes from a French… Read More
2014-01-29 02:19
This copy of the Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam was illustrated by Willy Pogany. The illustrations were all printed in black on a white paper so I decided to do the binding in black goatskin with… Read More
Venus And Adonis
2013-06-18 16:35
This binding is done on a 1931 printing of Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis by The Printing House of Leo Hart, with illustrations by Rockwell Kent.  I used one of these illustrations for… Read More
Open Horizons
2012-09-06 20:02
This binding was done  on the book Open Horizons by Sigurd F. Olson. It is about his love affair with the wilderness in Wisconsin. It is in the Guild of Book Workers 2012-2014 Traveling… Read More

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