Debossed panels in a portfolio box cover designed to accept title labels

Portfolio Box for an Etching Collection

This box will have labels on both the spine and the front cover. I made nice deep debossed beds for the labels since they will be fairly thick; leather over cloth panels. more

Reviewing work prints for the PhotoCentral/Bill Owens Jamaica portfolio

Bill Owens Jamaica portfolio

Looking over the first set of work prints for the upcoming PhotoCentral fundraiser portfolio. The portfolio will be Bill Owens' Jamaica work from the 1960's. Left to right: Jason Tempestini (software collaborat... more

A copy of Wanderlost being bound in the newly constructed Dreaming Mind Studio prior to official move-in.

Binding the first copies of Wanderlost

A copy of Wanderlost being bound in the newly constructed Dreaming Mind Studio prior to official move-in. more

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

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