This is the classic. A favorite of photographers the world over. One of the major variations on this design is to leave the spine wall of the base completely open. When working with a customer to design a clamshell bo... more
If you're ready for a challenge, learn to make the classic and versatile clamshell box. Learn some essential tricks for creating accurate parts for your box, the advantages of double wall constructions, factors to... more
This afternoon I got a couple of jobs shipped out and needed to shift gears. My paperwork is lagging behind but...
I've had these Bill Owens box assembled and waiting for a while now so I pulled out the cloth I nee... more
This material is not the traditional, paper back book cloth used in many of my bindings. I could go through the process of backing it myself. But in this application and with this cloth there is no need.
I will hav... more
Though work is moving through the studio, I'm still feeling like I'm stalled. So I went out to the garage and sanded all these box parts that have been waiting. This will let me get some shells assembled and possibly ... more
Luis was looking for something outside the normal run of book cloth for this one... well, at least wanted to consider something else. So these sample cards are heading out for review.
The foil stamping designs are ... more
I got an email this morning asking if I could do 2500 Japanese stab bindings... Bit out of my normal run. But it does present some interesting problems. That's shorthand for "It captured my imagination and I got a lit... more
The and sold out immediately. The first boxes for the remaining copies are on order to satisfy the post-fundraiser orders.
I don't know exactly how large the edition is but I'm glad I have my copy. I fully expect ... more
I shipped all my custom calender books in time before the end of the year. However, a referral turned up this new order. It's identical to Ross Rucker's design, so a little expedited printing and I'll get it on the be... more
has ordered 4 boxes for his Cuba 1988 photos. The 5th box is a prototype to verify all the design details.
The boxes have to be ready for so time is tight. I cut these late last night to get a jump on things.
I'm always doing design sketches, notes and measurements on scraps of paper when I'm working so I thought I would use handwriting for my blog banner. Also, it would be somewhat harmonious with my bindery logo which wa... more