I began this week by finishing the folding of all the outer locking panels.
The image above shows the set of panels for Memory Bank V.
I designed some templates for the cutting patterns, and actually took the time to do a test before rushing ahead with piercing and cutting the final locking panels.
The test worked fine so I went ahead.
I pierced a hole at each end of the lines I wished to cut, then cut between the holes.
Strips were cut from the leftover bits of backed map book pages.
Here’s the first strip on a panel viewed from inside a locking panel.
This is the completed set of panels for Memory Bank V before inserting the second part. (See this post for an explanation of the locking panel construction.)
Ta-dah! Memory Bank completed.
Then I had to build a box.
I keep saying I should design my work to fit pre-existing carton sizes, but I never do.
In other book art news:
In what is, I presume, the final post in his series Five Essential Bookbinding Tools, Jeff Peachey makes his own selection. He also includes a short history of the Olfa knife, a tool chosen by many of the binders whose selections were posted.