Journals

I finished the new batch of leather bound journals I was working on.

The new (bigger) magnets did the trick, while still being small enough that I think they don’t upset the look of the journals, and I made a couple without magnets and used leather straps to hold them closed.

Magnet book
Magnet book
Leather strap book
Leather strap book

Book Press, Chapter 2

Progress on the book press has stopped.

My original design didn’t work with the wood I was using. I used the same cypress I use for my books. It’s the same stuff I buy from the hardware store, and it splits a lot. My design called for two big dove tail joints to connect the┬ámain cross beam at the top to the uprights at the side. Appart from my joinery being sloppy, the wood split and the join just won’t hold.

Now I need a plan B.