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Volume 31 - Spring 2011


 
 

Product & Company News

 
Snow, Snow and more Snow

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Over a metre deep in places....

 

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....and then more snow

 

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and -14°C (6°F). We should have relocated to the Bahamas!

Foil Master Finishing Tool

foil master

This lovely craft tool will allow you to decorate your work. The 10 interchangeable tips are suitable for impressing into leather, card, paper and cloth, using foil or 'blind' tooling techniques. The tool has 2 heat settings that are set by the switch in the handle. The set also comes with a convenient tool stand and a some starter pieces of foil.



Specification:
220-250 volts (AC) - 5/10w output

Price: £22.10 each

This new tool may be purchased from our online shop.

(subject to VAT and delivery charges where applicable)

The Society of Bookbinders Journal 2010

Contents:
Paul S. Smith: In the Gothic Mould: one man's papier maché....
Robert Hamer: Jigs & Theses: double-fanned adhesive binding
Chris Calver: Anthony Gardner OBE: a report from our private detective
Stuart Brockman: Collaboration: the binding of the Highgrove Florilegium
Kathy Abbott: Binder's Choice: bindings by Tomorrow's Past
Nick Cowlishaw: The Cambridge Panel: don't throw that old toothbrush away!
Alan Fitch: Hebridean Colours: an interview with Corinna Krause
Gene Riley: Squaring the Circle: emergency conservation in the field

 

Only £18.00

This new journal may be purchased from our online shop.

 

(subject to shipping charges where applicable)

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New Photographs of Livingston

We have been in production at our new factory in Livingston for over 6 weeks now...........

..........so here are some pictures

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Scandinavian Goatskins ready for processing.

 

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Indian calfskins (foreground) and Indian Goatskins (Background) ready for processing.

 

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Sorting for skin quality prior to processing.

 

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Dyed Goatskins, are removed from the drum and are being 'horsed' up ready to be dried.

 

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Most of our calfskins and a proportion of our Goatskins are dried on large sheets of glass.

 

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Goatskins drying in the oven.

 

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The glass windows have to be washed clean after each rotation.

 

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The Shaving Area

 

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Chieftain Goatskins are shaved to the correct substance.

 

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Chieftain Goatskin are surface coloured to bring the colour up to correct specification

 

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After being sprayed-in....

 

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....the skins are hung to dry

 

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For those of you who have followed the story of Mostardini,
you can see that he survived the move it in one piece!

 

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Finished Chieftain Goat

 

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Our pin-wheel measuring machine

 

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The leather warehouse......

 

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...... and the non-leather warehouse

 

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Skin Deep - Volume 31 - Spring 2011

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