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Latest leather book. This time with pyrography decoration.

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by MagiKelly, Jul 1, 2019.

  1. MagiKelly

    MagiKelly Making memories since '67

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    I’ve done a few tutorials in the past about making leather books. I feel a bit of a fraud as I’m no expert and also I keep changing how I think they are best made. I moved from paper book inserts to having Filofax rings in them and am currently favouring disc binding. Anyway I got a pyrography kit recently and make a sketchbook decorated with a skeleton version of the SongofthePaddle logo. Turned out pretty good for a first try.

    Here are hopefully some pictures.

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    Nice stuff John, I really like that goodjob
     
  3. dwardo

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    Lovely that.
     
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    That took a great amount of design planning. Well done.
     
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    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    Very nice work goodjob
     
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    Will that be my journal John? Sort of an early birthday pressie? Outstanding work!!
     
  7. MagiKelly

    MagiKelly Making memories since '67

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    You need to get the tattoo first to show commitment. Then we can talk ;)
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    Sundowner Full Member

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    A bit like selling my soul for a fabulously bound leather journal?
    I'm in!!!
     
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    Brilliant bit of leather work...and tat.
    Pity the pure creature didn't think of leaving such a poor feeder of a boat.
    Rgds Ceeg
     
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    Excellent stuff!
     
  11. Nomad

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    Nicely done. Is the binding made from separate metal rings, such that it can be folded back on itself? And, does the leather pong when you burn it?
     
  12. MagiKelly

    MagiKelly Making memories since '67

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    It smells a bit but not too bad. Nothing you need a mask for.

    Yes the binding is separate discs so the book can flip completely open and back on itself. This means with the right punch you can add pages of any size to any book and also you can swap out the discs for larger of smaller ones as suits.

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