Book Binders Finishing Tools
Hand Tools are deeply engraved on hard brass, with extra thick heads for better heat
The outside forms are cut closely to the design in order to improve sighting.
All of these finishing tools have a domed face which greatly aids "putting the tool down", whilst giving more
"life" to the binding than a flat tool can.
The catalogue (see below) contains over 1300 designs, though not in strictly
chronological order they have been grouped in similar types, to make comparison and selection easier.
There is a selection of intaglio finishing tools for blind tooling, and some interesting Art Nouveau tools and
authentic Napoleonic designs. The corner tools are arranged on a double page and are shown in pairs to help
visualise centre designs that can be built up.
All tools can be enlarged. Special designs and exact copies for restoration can be made from artworks, good
photocopies, photographs, slides, original bindings or fragments of leather. A quotation will be given on sight of
Gouges are made from the same hard brass as our hand tools and are cut from 5mm thick
The gouges are then formed to the required curves before machining, this produces better sighting than
traditional cast gouges.
Gouges are sold as a set of 12, a set of 5 semi circle, or 4 circle gouges. For more aesthetic tooling our set
of 40 designer gouges and 7 blending gouges are ideal, these are also available as half set of 20 or they may be
supplied individually (as can all tools).
Pallets are finished flat on the sighting side with a long bevel on the reverse.
They are supplied with a 9 inch arc as standard, but can be made flat if required.
Pallets come in sets of 10, either single line, double line or thick and thin line, they can also be purchased
Unless other wise requested all single line pallets and gouges are made with a 1.5 point (0.20 inch/ .5mm) line
thickness, also available with mitred ends.
In the catalogue you will also find details concerning the making of brass dies and also
tools intended for the binder of miniature books.
Please email us to arrange your order. Richard Norman firstname.lastname@example.org
Here you can download a copy of the Hand Tools/Gouges and Pallets catalogue. The catalogue is in .pdf format
and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar to read it. You can download Adobe Acrobat here for free if you do not have it, it is a perfectly safe, widely used
software for reading .pdf files.
The catalogue has been scanned at quite a high resolution in order that it may be printed out and none of
the fine detail of the tools lost. Because of this the catalogue may take a few minutes to appear in your browser,
if you still have a dial up connection I suggest going away and making a cup of coffee, if you have broadband it
should only take a minute or two.
Just click the link below and a window will open in your browser, wait a few minutes and the catalogue will
load, then it can be saved to your PC.
Download Hand Tools/Gouges and Pallets Catalogue & Price
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