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Project by Marcial posted 11-03-2019 04:40 PM 546 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Been absent from the site, but not from the shop. After decades of wishing I could make books, I’ve taken up bookbinding and made my first book last week. Woodworking has come in handy as binding books is much facilitated by having the right jigs. The links to the longer story on my start at bookmaking in general and an account of constructing the presses is below:
https://smortegav.blogspot.com/2019/11/bookbinding-presses.html
https://smortegav.blogspot.com/2019/11/leica-akademie-workshops-photography_41.html





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Ivan

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#1 posted 11-03-2019 05:12 PM

Very cool looking gadget/maschine/accessory…

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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swirt

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#2 posted 11-04-2019 02:36 AM

Book press as art… very nicely done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#3 posted 11-04-2019 11:30 AM

Thanks for posting. Good idea

-- Petey

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#4 posted 11-04-2019 02:28 PM

Wow…not sure how the binding process works but that looks like it should do the job and press your shirts and pants as well..nice job

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Marcial

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#5 posted 11-04-2019 04:27 PM



Very cool looking gadget/maschine/accessory…

- Ivan


Thanks Ivan! One of the hardest things in writing about making the gizmo what what to call it, as bookbinding stuff comes under the general categories of tools and equipment. If this was a woodworking device, we’d just call it a jig.

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Marcial

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#6 posted 11-04-2019 05:24 PM



Book press as art… very nicely done.

- swirt

Thanks! My office/workspace area is part of a common space to both DW and myself. Thus what’s there needs to look attractive awa serve its function.

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Marcial

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#7 posted 11-04-2019 05:25 PM



Thanks for posting. Good idea

- Peteybadboy

Thanks, Petey!

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Marcial

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#8 posted 11-04-2019 05:27 PM


Wow…not sure how the binding process works but that looks like it should do the job and press your shirts and pants as well..nice job

- BusterB

Thanks, Buster. The Hemingway quote reminds me of another French quote- “critics are like eunuchs- they know how to do it, but can’t”.

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mafe

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#9 posted 11-11-2019 12:24 AM

Wauu that’s super cool.
Facinating the bookbinding process.
As always you have made the job with perfection.
Let’s see some books.
Best thoughts and sending my thoughts to you both,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 11-12-2019 01:39 AM

Beautiful press, Marciel. Manly Bannister’s books got me started in bookbinding back in the ‘70s, but I never built a plumbing pipe press. I like your two pipe support design. That should provide more even pressure than the single pipe version. I haven’t done much binding in recent years, but your press design is pretty inspiring.

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Marcial

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#11 posted 11-12-2019 08:40 PM



Wauu that s super cool.
Facinating the bookbinding process.
As always you have made the job with perfection.
Let s see some books.
Best thoughts and sending my thoughts to you both,
Mads

- mafe


Hi Mads!
I’ve made 2 books thus far and, while mistakes were made and lessons learned, I’m happy with the results. Can’t post them here as books are not a project made of wood, but I’ll send you a message when I’ve done an account on my blog. I also participate in the Reddit sub- bookbinding- it’s been very helpful as a learning resource.
Sal

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Marcial

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#12 posted 11-12-2019 08:48 PM



Beautiful press, Marciel. Manly Bannister s books got me started in bookbinding back in the 70s, but I never built a plumbing pipe press. I like your two pipe support design. That should provide more even pressure than the single pipe version. I haven t done much binding in recent years, but your press design is pretty inspiring.

- Dakkar


Thanks Dakkar! Bookmaking is great fun- I would be way happy if my project tickled your interest in the activity.

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mafe

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#13 posted 11-17-2019 04:43 PM

;-)

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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