Bookbinding tools - awls, punches, and bone folders

Bookbinding tools - awls, punches, and bone folders constantly seeking quality

19cm Shaping tool Bone Folder Creaser Smoother LeatherMob Leathercraft Craft Tool

19cm Shaping tool Bone Folder Creaser Smoother LeatherMob Leathercraft Craft Tool

How to make a bone folder.  The tutorial is great, useful and inspiring.  If you don't have the same tools he uses - you'll have things you can substitute.

I've been working leather for a while now, mainly making sheathes and cases for my tools. They were intended to be functional, not pretty.

Using a Bone Folder

Using a Bone Folder

Use a bone folder to perfectly fold scrapbook pages, artful letters, and origami boxes.

Guy Greeting's birthday card stampin up

Guy Greeting's birthday card stampin up (Stamp with Joy)

Tool Porn: where did they come from and how much did they cost? 1) Average, everyday bone folder, cowbone. Find online/in art supply stores; 2) Mini bone folder from Nancy Morrains @ Colophon Book Arts Supply, $4.50; 3) Scoring bone tool, Colophon Book Arts Supply, $5; 4) Beautiful, dainty bone folder, handmade for me by Jessica Peterson at a Shanna Leino workshop; 5) I made it from elk bone during a workshop with Jim Croft; 6) What a ridiculous bone folder. I made this one too!

Tool Porn: where did they come from and how much did they cost?

When it is necessary to join the edges of  two sheets of clay together (as when preparing clay for a Skinner blend), I place a deli sheet over the position of the seam and burnish (rub) the surface of the sheet gently with a bone folder (above) or the back of a spoon to close the seam. I do this every time I start  a Skinner blend to make sure the pieces won’t split apart when the sheet is folded and fed into the pasta machine.

When it is necessary to join the edges of two sheets of clay together (as when preparing clay for a Skinner blend), I place a deli sheet over the position of the seam and burnish (rub) the surface of the sheet gently with a bone folder (above) or the back of a spoon to close the seam. I do this every time I start a Skinner blend to make sure the pieces won’t split apart when the sheet is folded and fed into the pasta machine.

Bone Folder 6"

Bone Folder 6

Bone Folder This can be purchased from John Neal Book Sellers (online).

Traditional Bookbinders Bone Folder - 13cm/5' This bone folder is made of ox bone just like all of our bone folders. It has one pointed end and one rounded end which you can see clearly in the photos....

Bookbinding supplies, 5 inch bone folders and book binding kits from Vintage Paper Co UK

Burnisher Plastic Fold and Score Tool bone by pinksewingroom

New to pinksupply on Etsy: Burnisher Plastic Fold and Score Tool bone folder scrapbooking tool paper creaser USD)

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