This is the bookbinder's workbench that I made for my bookbinder's workroom, BiBlios. It was made with the intention that it would go into the project that I was to make with Pat and Noel Thomas during my week in Castine at Guild School.
How did I do it? Well, easy peasy really. The book press I commissioned from a friend, Mike Cox. The glue pot was made for me by my friend Heather James. I dug around in my supplies and found all the tools that I had bought in the past with NO idea at the time what I needed them for, just can't resist tools. I made a punch from a dentist's drill bit, cut it to size and painted the handle brown. The books are mine and are mostly early versions which don't bear close inspection but are OK in a pile of old books! The bone folders are made from 2 part clay. The most precious piece on the table is the cotton reel which was made by David Edwards from Scotland. Now I knew I had bought them but WHERE had I stored them???