Roll storage

Studio Storage

The new roll material storage is in place. I'm going to need to do a little modification for long term stability. But it sure cleared floor space! more

Sheet copper to be used in making a journal cover.

The Copper Dragon

The first order of business was to get some copper and see what it would do. I did some copper embossing when I was 10 in Cub Scouts. I vaguely remember rubbing the copper down over a raised plastic image pattern. Loo... more

The interior view of a nearly completed box to protect a Jaco Products coin holder from scratching.

Protecting a Jaco Products Coin Holder

One of my long-time customers came with something completely different from his usual project. It turns out he's a coin collector and had a really extensive Jaco Products coin holder made for his existing and planned ... more

A detail of a partially assembled roll material storage unit.

Roll material storage

I've got a bit of overflow from my cloth storage wrack and it's taking up floorspace that could be put to better use. All part of the settling-in process in a new studio. There is a corner above one of the flat ... more

Boards and trimmings at the first stage of a production run of the three book in The Conversation Series, a collaboration between Kate Jordahl and Don Drake

The Conversation Series

Boards and trimmings at the first stage of a production run of the three book in The Conversation Series, a collaboration between Kate Jordahl and Don Drake more

Cases for Song Within, the last planned book in Don Drake's and Kate Jordahl's Conversation Series

Song Within

Cases for Song Within, the last planned book in Don Drake's and Kate Jordahl's Conversation Series more

A look at the packed sewing used to bind Don Drake's original work *So Different*.

Part 1: So Different

A look at the packed sewing used to bind Don Drake's original work *So Different*. more

The final 3 Bill Owens 5 Decades boxes stamped with the portfolio tile on the spine and cover

Foil Stamping

Here is an example of titling with a custom die and 2 colors of foil. To save cost on the die and prevent possible registration problems I had one die made for the cover and one for the spine. Then I carefully posi... more

37" TV mounted on the wall

Upgrading the Studio AV System

Gail and I were up in Oregon last weekend and her mom bought a new TV because of he extraordinarily BAD sound quality and the complete lack of any sound output jacks (what's up with that?). I snagged her old set and t... more

Using an adjustable height table to bring a project to a comfortable working height

A Survey of Bindery Tools and Equipment

Using an adjustable height table to bring a project to a comfortable working height more

Components for three notebooks

February notebook projects

Components for three notebooks more

Don Drake's first experiments with gel printing

Getting Introduced to Gel Printing

The way elements in successive prints reappear and evolve offers nice opportunities for multiple prints to be combined. more

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