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Category Archives: Bookbinding

Ok, where was I?

Sometime in mid-July I put the breaks on a massive and ridiculously complex edition. Seven months later, here I am shaking off the dust and nervously starting up again. And … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · 7 Comments

Back in the Saddle at Made Brighton

. . . and we’re back! Ok so I had that baby just like I said I would and I’ve spent the last three months tickling him, feeding him, and … Continue reading

November 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Codex Miracle

Just in the nick of time, a working model of my new book is ready to make the trip to the Codex Book Fair on Saturday. Now to business packing … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · 11 Comments

Codex: A Race Against Time

AAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHHHHHHHHHHRRRRRRGHGHGHGHGH I’ll admit it. This is blind panic. I am desperate to get at least one copy of Figure Study together in time for Codex. I leave for San Francisco a … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 5 Comments

Give the Gift of Magnetism

I ask you, is there anything nicer, anything more luxurious, than a magnet clasp? The subtle, whispered “whump” of that lid landing with just the right pull? Drop that glass … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · 14 Comments

Divide my heart, an ode to my favorite tool

I found a gem at a car boot sale last weekend. Just look a those beauties! Only £6! What a score! And here is our topic today, ladies and gentlemen: … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · 29 Comments

Penland box making is the best box making.

I am in North Carolina deep into a two-week box making course at the Penland School of Craft. Two weeks! Bliss!  Students actually have the time not only to learn … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · 21 Comments

Equipment Anxiety leads to Equipment Victory

This is what I have observed about enormous, heavy equipment: It never comes when you are ready for it. When the opportunity to buy this cast iron beast arrived, I … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · 9 Comments

Sometimes one must buy a tiny saw.

I am refining the design of the enclosure for Figure Study, my new project (and kickstarter victory!) with David Allen. One of the features of this book is a place … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

Not Just for Harnesses Anymore.

Hey there book nerds! What needle do you use? A few years ago my friend Kirin introduced me to my all-time fave, the gauge 19 harness needle. I immediately threw … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment