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Walnut Bookbinder’s Punching Cradles are back in stock and available through the RJAHM website and Etsy.


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A perfect way to display books in gallery settings.

These stands are understated and very elegant. I use them in my personal library to display books that I am enamored by at the moment, and to display my collection of rocks and minerals. I also use these stands in the kitchen to keep recipe books easily viewable and protected from spills or accidents. Handcrafted from walnut.

Available now through my website and Etsy.

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

Working Dimensions: (L) 15.24″ x (H) 5.” x (W) 7″

Total Dimensions: (L) 15.5″ x (H) 5″ x (W) 7″


Available now through the RJAHM Store and Etsy Shop.





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Miniature Bookbinder’s Punching Cradle now available through the RJAHM Store and my Etsy Shop.


Miniature Punching cradle, used to pierce signatures prior to sewing. This cradle is designed for miniature books 8″ long or less.

Working space: l: 8″ x h: 2″ x w: 2.75″

Total dimensions: l: 8.5″ x h: 3″ x w: 3.5″

Made from Black Walnut.



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I am in the process of crafting a handful of Bookbinder’s Punching Cradles.  At the moment 3 are unspoken for and will be available through the RJAHM shop and Etsy within the week.

To reserve a cradle or request more information,  please contact me through the RJAHM website contact page.

Thank you.


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A new item available now through the RJAHM store.  Quartersewn Oak and Walnut.  A groove in the top keeps pencils or carving tools close at hand while working.  The height of the stop is set so that it will not interfere with carving tools when working on linoleum blocks.  Beautiful and useful.







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