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A Half Bound Book using Baltic Birch and Dyed Veneer.

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Project by Marcial posted 02-16-2020 11:56 PM 768 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While I haven’t posted projects since last summer, that does not mean my workshop has been idle. Bookbinding has made good use of my woodworking tools and experience, initially in making the jigs needed for making books and trimming the text blocks. This project made it into LJ by using Baltic birch instead of chip board and instead of full leather covers, leather and wood veneer in half bound format. The bookbinding presses shown in the previous project worked well as veneer presses. The two crafts really play well together! The longer story plus some more photos are here: https://smortegav.blogspot.com/2020/02/twenty-years-of-valentines-cards-made.html





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#1 posted 02-17-2020 03:08 AM

Nice! When I lived in Minneapolis, I always meant to get to the Center for Book Arts but never got around to it. Perhaps on a future trip. Glad you got a wooden cover so you could post it here and I could head to your blog to check out your other bookbinding adventures.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 02-17-2020 02:21 PM

Very cool. A clever gift.

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

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#3 posted 02-17-2020 06:43 PM

Beautiful book. I am an Archivist with a special interest in book binding and book conservation so it is great to see the craft continuing in this age of e-readers and audio books. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#4 posted 02-17-2020 11:13 PM

That’s a wonderful project!
Elegant work, combining, love and passions.
Love the fact taht you did this both, for 20 years, you two are the sweetest.
Send my love and thoughts.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#5 posted 02-21-2020 04:40 PM



Nice! When I lived in Minneapolis, I always meant to get to the Center for Book Arts but never got around to it. Perhaps on a future trip. Glad you got a wooden cover so you could post it here and I could head to your blog to check out your other bookbinding adventures.

- Dave Polaschek


Thanks for the + feedback. While Minneapolis is too far for me, SF Center for the Book is a 7 hr drive/short plane flight away. They have a variety of courses that look very interesting and grasshopper has much to learn.

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#6 posted 02-21-2020 04:43 PM



Very cool. A clever gift.

- swirt

Thanks for checking in!

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Marcial

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#7 posted 02-21-2020 04:45 PM



Beautiful book. I am an Archivist with a special interest in book binding and book conservation so it is great to see the craft continuing in this age of e-readers and audio books. Thanks for posting.

- leafherder


Thanks! Especially appreciated given your background. I’ll respond soon to your PM as well.

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Marcial

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#8 posted 02-21-2020 04:54 PM



That s a wonderful project!
Elegant work, combining, love and passions.
Love the fact taht you did this both, for 20 years, you two are the sweetest.
Send my love and thoughts.
Best thoughts,
Mads

- mafe

Hi Mads!
Thanks for the kind words. Good to see you busy at LJ’s. How do you like the Festool jointing jig? Reading up on other jigs, there is a lot of set-up times that makes the jigs seem more trouble than they’re worth, especially at retail. Is the Festool more strait-forward?


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#9 posted 02-22-2020 10:30 PM

Yes I try to stay busy these days…
Smiles.
The Festool jig is really straight forward, it takes a maximum of ten minutes to set it up and once set, you make fingers in five minutes a box. I’m really impressed with it.
Yes and perhaps it takes time to put your copy ring in the router, 5 minutes.
So lets say you want to make just one box, it will take you app 20 minutes, but then only 5 minutes for each box extra, that’s fast in my book.
Also they are just dead on, so no after math, you just glue.
Best thoughts my friend.

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

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#10 posted 02-23-2020 03:42 AM

Marcial, Focus on Book Arts is just outside of Portland in June 2021. Mark your calendar?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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