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Re: [BKARTS] cheap & easy substitute bone folders

>I'm looking for an inexpensive way to substitute the
> bone folders

The vintage butter knives you find in thrift stores that are good for
tearing paper often have smooth handles that can double as a folder. I've
seen them for .05 to .10 a piece, which is close to free.

Alternatively, contact a book artist or book arts center in your area - they
may have a set of bone folders you can borrow just for the class. It's
always a plus to get good tools into the hands of students from the


Roberta Lavadour
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Paper at Home: A Beginner's Guide

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