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  • Daryl2Daryl2 Posts: 452

    No, I knew it because I own one. I used to do a lot of calligraphy and gold leaf illumination image

    Carrot cake Is always nice, thank you image

  • Daryl2Daryl2 Posts: 452

    I have a bone folder too! 

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,114

    I love calligraphy. I take my hat off to anyone who can write beautifully.

    I'll see if I can conjure up a carrot cake for you. Anyone know a good recipe?

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,114

    http://webkit-fake-url://eff0f426-30f9-4176-859a-6cc5fa81d9e6/imagejpeg

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,114

    We don't want to know about the bone folder, daryl.image

    I have three.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Daryl2Daryl2 Posts: 452

    Thanks for the invisible, zero calorie carrot cake ! delicious image

    Are you a bookbinder? 

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,114

    Sorry, the cake was there.image

    Where's Verdun?

    About 30 years ago, I was, yes. I still have all the stuff in the cellar. Nipping presses, blocking press, guillotine, board chopper, racks and racks of decorative rolls, fillets, handle type and boxes full of typefaces for type holders. All packed up and nowhere to put it.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Daryl2Daryl2 Posts: 452

    That's a shame. Book binders are few and far between. Is there anyone that you could pass on your skills and your tools of the trade to? 

    (Sorry this has turned into a bit of a thread sidetrack)

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,114

    The reason they are few and far between is because there's no money in it.

    I hang onto the equipment as a way of reminding myself that I used to do things for a living.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,426

    My dad was an amateur bookbinder and used to repair books of value for Oxfam.  But he didn't have one of those gold leaf burnishy thingies as far as I remember - though I did inherit a bone folder from him...  image  as well as a lot of beautiful books.  image

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
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