The Springback Binding is from the 19th Century, used for guest books or accounting books.
I printed my first small book project on the Chandler and Price. This project was my first attempt at producing an editioned book.
One of the many online bookbinding and printing courses I took during the pandemic included a month-long course taught by the amazingly talented bookbinder Samuel Feinstein. He offered a workshop entitled Intro to Blind and Gold Tooling that was hosted by the SF Center for the Book.
This beautiful Chandler and Price Guillotine was delivered over the summer.
Insulation is going into the studio this week.
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.
Tape is the Enemy of Books: This is my next book repair project. It is a Meta Given's Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking. This edition is from 1954, the 17th printing of the book.
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.