Archive for September, 2011


The punching cradle is used for support while punching signatures. Hand crafted from Walnut and Quartersewn Oak. A movable signature stop holds book signatures in place.

Working Dimensions: (L) 17″ x (H) 5.5″ x (W) 7.5″

Total Dimensions: (L) 17.25″ x (H) 6″ x (W) 7.5″

Punching cradle includes a signed, dated and numbered certificate.







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Available now through my Etsy Shop.

Miniature Punching cradle, used to pierce signatures prior to sewing. This cradle is designed for miniature books 5.5″ long or less.

Working space: l: 5.5″ x h: 2″ x w: 2.75″

Total dimensions: l: 6″ x h: 3″ x w: 3″

Made from quartersewn oak.

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For sale now in my Etsy shop.




Rosewood (bone) folder for book binding, box making or paper arts.




Folder Dimensions: L: 5.75″ x 1″

Box Dimensions: L: 7.75″ x W: 3.5″ x H: 2.5″



I rarely use power tools, instead I shape wood with handtools such as planes, chisels and saws. The folder is shaped by hand. The Walnut box is hand dovetailed. The folder itself rests inside the box on a pedestal lined with leather.






The box has a hand rubbed oil finish, then polished with wax. There is no finish on the folder, it has only been polished.



This bone folder is hand carved using African Rosewood and inlayed with Mother of Pearl.. The folder itself is housed in a handcrafted box made of Walnut. Each folder and box come with a hand signed certificate, and each one is hand numbered (this is no. 55).




My tools are used by book artists such as Amy LeePard, Alicia Bailey, Rhonda Miller, Monica Holtsclaw, Larry Lou Foster, Mary Ann Sampson Doug Baulos, and Velma Bolyard. You may see my book binding tools in person at the Colophon Book Arts Supply, Kentuck Arts Center, and the Morgan Papermaking Conservatory.


I make each tool by hand, so no two tools will be exactly alike.



Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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