Things that have come in the post
First of all, lets just admire this box. Note the pride that the shipper must have taken in his craft. The youth who delivered this wreck literally ran away after … Continue reading
Working on prints for the edition
The nut, the stone, the broken key, the cork, the button, the little yellow car, the souvenir, the film, the clothespin and the pine cone. The objects I have been … Continue reading
Fond. It is actually a book. Just like I promised.
The first few copies of Fond are bound. Get a load of this, guys: There are still a few things to do before I officially release the book. I would … Continue reading
LET THE BINDING BEGIN
I knocked out the last press runs on this book last week. Without ceremony, my days have transitioned from printing the book to binding the book. I am keeping all … Continue reading
Tool Porn: where did they come from and how much did they cost?
#1 Talas Bookbinders Awl $4.49. #2 Cherry Burl Pin Vice, handmade by Bob Walp at Chester Creek Press $45-65. I traded a book for it. #3 Starrett Pin Vice, $20. … Continue reading
Life without a board shear
The Board Shear. The most beautiful cutter ever built, the most useful piece of bookbinding equipment known to man, the greatest thing in the wide world. A bookbinder without a … Continue reading
Progress Report: Labels Printed
A short but sweet update today. Spent yesterday on the press printing labels for the book and the box. I am reusing plates from the interior of the book. I … Continue reading