The wooden tools pictured here were beautifully made by hand by master woodworker Frank Weisner in Australia. I have waited a few months to get them, but they are certainly worth the wait. To give an idea of scale, the sewing frame in the center is only 7 inches wide. The most coveted tool is the lying press and plow on the left, which is used to trim the edges of the book block before the covers are added. The standing press will come in handy to apply the initial pressure necessary after glueing the covers. The other tools on the right are a corner rounder which is not much used in miniature bookmaking (it was sitting on the shelf so whatthehell), and lastly my Schärff-Fix leather skiver which is a must have tool for leather binding.
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