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Re: Bone folders/teflon
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: Bone folders/teflon
- From: "Peter D. Verheyen" <pdverhey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 08:05:50 -0400
- Message-id: <199706121208.FAA13759@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Agreed, they require more regular maintenance, especially the very thin
ones I use for lifting and splitting. Dremels and scalpels are great for that.
>The drawback, in my experience, is that thinner teflon tools deform in use,
>they scratch easily, and thick teflon tools are not always appropriate to a
>This only demonstrates that no single tool will answer every purpose; the
>person at the bench has two choices. Modify their technique to conform to
>the tool(s) at hand, or modify the tool(s) to meet their needs. Either
>method works, but modifying the tools is more fun. Maybe it's a guy thing.
>I don't know.
Der Buchbinder als Architekt des Buches baut eine
Fassade seiner Zeit. Edwin Redslob
Peter Verheyen, Conservation Librarian
Syracuse University Library
Syracuse, NY 13244