Recent bookbinding publication – Board Attachment by Nicky Oliver and Karen Vidler

Posted on 06/21/2020   by    Tips & Tricks

Recent bookbinding publication

Board Attachment by Nicky Oliver and Karen Vidler

Published by the Society of Bookbinders, 2019

Bookbinders Nicky Oliver and Karen Vidler decided to write the Board Attachment pamphlet after conversations with Bookbinding teacher Maureen Duke and the many students they have taught over the last 10 years. All agreed there is a need for short, easy to follow bookbinding manuals as unrefereed YouTube videos are not meeting the need in providing guidance to learning bookbinding techniques to a high standard.  The authors were seeking to meet this need by writing this manual of some foundation skills in hand bookbinding that they would loved to have read during their early bookbinding education and training. Continue Reading

Paper Repairs

Posted on 06/06/2020   by    Tips & Tricks

Hello everyone, I know it has been a long time since I last posted here. You all know the reasons, fires, pandemic, life. I thought I would have a chat about paper repairs and the things you need to repair tears in your books.Continue Reading

Using the Brass Corner Cutters

Posted on 06/14/2019   by    Tips & Tricks

This week I want to show you how our brass corner cutters work, they are so easy to use and give such a great result. Here is a little video.Continue Reading

Scharf-Fix Paring Machine

Using the Scharf-fix Paring Machine

Posted on 05/02/2019   by    Tips & Tricks

Some of our customers have been asking about the Schärffix leather paring machine. How do you use it? Is it any good? Is it easy to use? Do you have a video of how to use it? So after quite a bit of persuading I have finally agreed to make a short video, you can watch it here.

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