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How To Run A Mexican Bicycle RaceĀ got a little closer to completion this week. David set up Ko-Ko (my stack cutter) and we did the trimming of the fore-edge.

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A Little Book

It has been a long time since I have written a blog post about something other than the Chinese thread book, so you are probably ready for a change! This week David and I put the finishing touches on the … Continue reading

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Making a Zhen Xian Bao/Chinese Thread Book: Part One

I first heard about the Chinese Thread Book from my sister-in-law in early February, 2013. Apparently textile collectors had known about them for some time before that, but this was probably about the time people in the book arts started … Continue reading

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Books, Boxes And Portfolios

I haven’t written a book review for a while. (The last one was almost a year ago.) The inspiration to review a book this week came from two sources: one of the bloggers I follow posted pictures of some of … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Chapman and Sons Bookbinders

Today’s video is a short piece on a family-owned bindery in Texas. They are obviously good people as you will note the presence part way through of a lovely assistant who looks a great deal like Kemuri.     I … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: The Bookbinding Tool Maker

This is a lovely little video featuring a German-trained woodworker who started building bookbinding tools by accident. Be careful not to miss the miniature plough about half way through!     Perhaps you can spend part of your weekend figuring … Continue reading

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