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Post #74, In which I clean a Vandercook press

If you want to use a press, you have to clean a press. This is the cruel truth of the letterpress world. A printer should be able to clean a … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · 6 Comments

three down, two on their way, five to go

Back to work on the prints. This time: “The Clothespin causes someone to remember something.” (See here for a description of the prints I am producing alongside a book project). … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · 4 Comments

The Pine Cone is an Object of Veneration

The prints continue. Today: The Pine Cone is an Object of Veneration. I spent a few minutes over coffee in the morning finalizing an idea in Indesign. Taking a printout … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · 3 Comments

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

September 29, 2012 · 3 Comments

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

September 25, 2012 · 7 Comments

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

September 21, 2012 · 12 Comments


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

September 18, 2012 · 5 Comments

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

September 12, 2012 · 12 Comments

Tool Porn

September 10, 2012 · 4 Comments

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

September 6, 2012 · 14 Comments