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Medium Finishing Press bevel detail

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Our  Medium Finishing presses are bevelled so they can be reversed and the base of the press used as a Laying Press.  Essentially making this press useful for most of the tasks required in a press for the bookbinder.  There is a gap of 17in between the threads making this press large enough to easily accommodate an A4 size book.

Sharpening our Plough Blades

Our blades keep their edge for a reasonable time dependent on what you are cutting as they are made of tool steel. They blunt fastest when cutting board. Below is the instructions for sharpening the blades. We do stock replacement blades.  Our blades are secured by bolts which screw into threaded inserts which [...]

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Care of our equipment

Our equipment is supplied untreated as is traditional for wooden bookbinding equipment and as recommended by leading conservation bookbinders. The reason for this being that a finish could when under pressure mark a binding. However I do have some customers who varnish their equipment and for that we recommend 2 to 3 [...]

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Our new website

Welcome to our new website!Bookbinding Supplies have been making bookbinding equipment for the last ten years.  We have supplied bookbinders, conservations studios, universities and achivists worldwide.  We specialise in making equipment from solid kiln-dried beech sourced from a managed forest.  We also make bespoke equipment.We will add to this blog over time, giving tips [...]

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