Here is my description along with photos and video of a recent book repair project of a 1954 copy of Meta Given's Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking.
For this project, I wanted to see if I could make a solid color book cover, then cut out portions of it, and inlay a different color book cloth. Then I wanted to see if I could create a drawing or design on the lighter colored cloth.
Here is one of the irregular sized books I've been binding for fun and experimentation. There are interesting issues that come up with binding books that are miniature or very narrow in shape.
This is a video of the book studio progress from the first of December 2019. There is a full basement underneath with stairs in the back and a wide open space for lifting heavy equipment down into the basement.
I read somewhere that a bookbinder has to make at least 100 books before they can claim to have the necessary skills to do quality work. Each of the 100 books is intended to provide one or more lessons in what not to do.
For a bookbinding project, I designed a sketchbook with a hidden steampunk design in the inside cover.
I signed up for a subscription to the Arion Press after taking a tour of the Press and Mackenzie & Harris Typefoundry earlier this year.
I have identified several models of the modern private press.
I have compiled a list of trusted vendors for supplies and equipment over the last twenty years of on and off again book binding and repair. Here is a list of resources.