bookbinding
 

Decorative box making techniques.

I will be adding many descriptions and pictures which will take the mystery out of the making of these decorative boxes, for the moment here are a few pictures detailing the covering of the book spines which we attached to many of the boxes.

 

pasting out leather

Pasting out leather.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

spines

Blind tooling the book spines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

box making

We made jigs to make the assembly of the boxes more predictable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 stationery boxes

 

If you are thinking of covering boxes in leather, it needs to be thin. In times gone by it was possible to obtain sheepskin in very light weights, now most sheepskin is only available in 0.5mm, which is too thick.

But I found a supplier of sheepskin which is 0.3mm thick and just the right weight for what we need.

You can find this leather here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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book clasps

brass finishing tools

cold gluing machines

sheepskin skiver

 

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