Tools

Tools for Book Arts and Bookbinding

Specialist tools and essential tool kits with everything to get you started making your own beautiful hand bound books.

Bookbinding Tools Kit Essential Tool Kit  £38 

  • Aluminium cork-backed 30cms rule calibrated to the end in both inches and metric for accurate non-slip measuring
  • 6 inch/15cms genuine bone folder treated against stains, marks and adhesives. 
  • Flat head fine art studio quality hog bristle glue brush.
  • Tempered Steel point awl in collared wooden handle.
  • Steel straight and curved bookbinders’ needles.
  • Retractable steel untility knife with snap-off blade.
  • British organic beeswax.
  • Comes in reinforced, rip-stop zippered portable case.

Tools Small Bone Horn Folders 1Specialist Bone and Horn Folders

These polished folders are perfect for delicate work, box making, small bindings and tight corners.  Hand tools of excellent craftsmanship for creating beautiful hand bound books, boxes, portfolios and all kinds of hand worked items where intricate detail and careful finishing are essential.
“4 long, 105 mm, hand crafted, tapered, rounded base.

 

Small BONE Folder  £7.50

Small HORN Folder  £8.00  

 

Steel Punch ToolsNEW! Steel Punch Tools

These temperred carbon steel milled punch tools make clean crisp holes for corded and screwpost bindings.  Hollow shaft for punchings to clear without clogging.  2mm & 3mm for corded bindings, 6mm for screwposts.  Other sizes available upon request.

Small Punch for corded bindings, 2mm or 3mm  £7.60

Size :

Large Punch for screwpost bindings, 6mm  £8.95

crepe rubber adhesive eraserCrepe Rubber Adhesive Eraser £3.50

Lifts most adhesives from bookcloth and paper.  Very useful for removing any small marks left by gluey hands or tapes!  Works well on pencil marks, masking fluid, rubber cement, PVA, and other art adhesives.  Allow glue to dry then rub gently.  Can be cut and shaped for perfect application.  Acid free, archival and non-toxic
50 mm square x 6 mm

Assorted Bookbinding Tools

All the tools included in the Essential Tool Kit above are also available individually.
We’re happy to search out the unusual or unique.  Please CONTACT with your special requirements.

INDIVIDUAL TOOLS  
Bone Folder, 16cms, Conditioned,  £9.00
NEW! Steel punch tool, 2mm, £7.60
NEW! Steel punch tool, 3mm, £7.60
NEW! Steel punch tool, 6mm, £8.95
Retractable Razor Knife,  £ 4.25
Replacement Blades, 5 pk.,  £ 1.00
Bookbinders Straight Needle,  £.75
Bookbinders Curved Needle,  £ 1.25
Steel Ruler, 12 “/ 30cms,  £ 4.35
Tempered Steel Point Awl,  £ 8.95
Beeswax, small,  £ .80
Glue Brush, square head,  £ 4.25
Hinge Jig, 1/4″,  £ 2.50
Hinge Jig, 6mm,  £ 2.50
Tool Case Zip Wallet 35cms,  £ 4.25