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#1621 TMLee

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 01:29

Covered with the same  Lime Green Bookcloth in order to compare accurately ...

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I dunno , I think it looks a little too wide now :blush:

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The trio ...

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 01:36

 

 

 

WOW :yikes:

 

Awesome !  :notworthy1:  :notworthy1:  :notworthy1:

 

That looks like A4 size ?

 

Is that marbled paper too ?

 

Thank you.

 

The book block is Mohawk SuperFine Text Ivory
120gm/m2, 25x38 inch sheets folded and cut to book block dimensions of 6 1/4" x 9 1/2"

 

I don't know the size convention that would apply. Smaller than A4 larger than A5.

 

Book cloth was made from red fabric with marble paper pattern backed with lightweight unbleached mulberry using methyl cellulose.

 



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Posted 21 October 2014 - 01:45

!!! this thread is like special dessert served to valued guests..

 

both, another > can't decide, though my eye gravitates to the right.. they belong together somehow...

 

RichKen, Beautiful work, thanks for sharing!

 

Thank you.



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Posted 21 October 2014 - 02:46

Very unique.  Think about black and whitest white, a Star Wars theme: "These aren;t the droinds we alre looking for"



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Posted 21 October 2014 - 06:10

Thank you.
 
The book block is Mohawk SuperFine Text Ivory
120gm/m2, 25x38 inch sheets folded and cut to book block dimensions of 6 1/4" x 9 1/2"
 
I don't know the size convention that would apply. Smaller than A4 larger than A5.
 
Book cloth was made from red fabric with marble paper pattern backed with lightweight unbleached mulberry using methyl cellulose.



Nice !

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 06:10

Very unique.  Think about black and whitest white, a Star Wars theme: "These aren;t the droinds we alre looking for"


YEAH !!!!!

Soon ,

Soon ....

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 01:55

Version 4

 

I tweaked the proportions of the motif ...

 

reverted to the original narrow width (at the blue dot)

 

fattened the part at the spine (at the orange dot) and also removed the notch there

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covered with the same lime green bookcloth to get a good accurate comparison ...

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Looks better , I think ...

Does it look better?

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closeup

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Version 3 on the left

Version 4 on the right

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 08:13

As a relative newbie here, I feel almost ill equipped to pass comment on this awesome work; however, as you are asking for responses, I feel that version 4 works better than version 3.

Just as a matter of interest, how many man-hours does it take you from start to finish on one of you notebooks.

As I said above: awesome work.

Best Wishes,
David

Edited by adriatikfan, 22 October 2014 - 08:14.


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 10:51

As a relative newbie here, I feel almost ill equipped to pass comment on this awesome work; however, as you are asking for responses, I feel that version 4 works better than version 3.
Just as a matter of interest, how many man-hours does it take you from start to finish on one of you notebooks.
As I said above: awesome work.
Best Wishes,
David


Thank you :-)

I think this was asked sometime ago.
IIRC, I mentioned a cumulative time of about 4hrs on a small A6 journal.
That was not counting the separate times for clamping overnight and Glue-drying.

Those journals were 4 station designs. Less complicated.

Now I offer TR paper and these require 6 station designs.
Not only more stations, but stitching with TR paper takes up more time. Handling them requires more care.

Emboss / deboss designs on the covers , like above, also take up additional time.

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 11:30

I also think version 4 works better. I'm wondering also how it would work if you used a darker bookcloth?

The emboss-deboss really stands out in the pictures with the light cloth, and it is visually very interesting.

However I also sometimes like a more subtle design, so that you would have to do a double-take to appreciate it... if that makes sense?

But I'm guessing it would be difficult to photograph...


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Posted 22 October 2014 - 12:43



I also think version 4 works better. I'm wondering also how it would work if you used a darker bookcloth?

The emboss-deboss really stands out in the pictures with the light cloth, and it is visually very interesting.

However I also sometimes like a more subtle design, so that you would have to do a double-take to appreciate it... if that makes sense?

But I'm guessing it would be difficult to photograph...

 

 

Yes , dark bookcloths can work too,

exactly like you described ,

like this one made sometime ago recently

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This is a dark coloured bookcloth - Warm Grey.

There appears to be a sheen when seen at some angles.

I believe its due to the particular shade of grey , allowing the reflections of the emboss to catch and reflect light.

Light coloured bookcloths do the same but you cant see the reflections cos they are light coloured.

Very nice.

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In designing these , I have to constantly remind myself to imagine the stitches that will take its place on the covers.

Both in terms of colour and form.

When they finally get installed, they will play its part in the overall aesthetics.

 

Version 4 looks promising at the moment.

 

But my gut feel is that Version 1 may just win in terms of elegant simplicity.

 

I can't wait to see the final product (ie, with the stitches in place )

 

I have prepared 4 bookblocks - all in TR paper.

and they are awaiting piercing before stitching.

 

They will also be put up for sale , so if anyone is interested, just message me.

 

:)


Edited by TMLee, 22 October 2014 - 16:05.


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 06:16

The quartet ...
(Not stitched yet)

Orange colourways ...

TR paper

Version 1 and 2 on top
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Edited by TMLee, 23 October 2014 - 06:19.


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Posted 03 November 2014 - 03:31



Very unique.  Think about black and whitest white, a Star Wars theme: "These aren;t the droinds we alre looking for"

 

 

 

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Sandcrawler logbook ...

 

hehehehehe .... :D

 

 

 

 

 

or

 

Imperial shuttle logbook ?

 

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:D

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by TMLee, 03 November 2014 - 03:40.


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Posted 03 November 2014 - 05:30

You make me laugh!



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Posted 03 November 2014 - 16:55

DrCodfish how is your project going, please?


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Posted 04 November 2014 - 23:53

Funny that you should ask Obi-Wan.

 

 I am making great progress, however I have not even started making 'the box' yet.  How can that be progress you might ask.  Well my wood working skills are not what they once were and I have essentially no equipment worthy of the box project, or so it was this spring.  I have acquired a n old table saw which needed considerable refurbishing, I picked up a cheap bench top belt/disc sander and just this past weekend I acquired a vintage but almost new looking wood planer.  so production is starting to pick up.  

 

I am working on two projects to help me get my 'swing' back so to speak.  A 'practice boxc' and a desk top pen and journal storage block.  I just began the finishing (as in staining) the desk top 'pen block' last night.  I should have that all done within three days.  When I do I will debut it so you can see how my design and technique are coming along.  Just know that right now, my skills are at  much more amateur level than yours.



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Posted 05 November 2014 - 04:59

After mulling over several options, I finally decided on a green theme.
The Lime Green shade seemed most attractive ...

Here, the flyleaves already installed , complete with the rear pocket ...
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I keep wondering how the final product will look like...
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I think, with the recent explorations in stitching,

I am ready to turn this into another TR journal.

 

:D



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Posted 06 November 2014 - 00:01

WOW!  I really like that cover material, is that pig skin?

 

 

You asked about my 'project'.  Well, not the box (which I will soon start), but a little piece to practice my woodworking skills on:

 

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Do you recognize that blue waves journal?


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Posted 06 November 2014 - 03:33

WOW!  I really like that cover material, is that pig skin?

 

 

You asked about my 'project'.  Well, not the box (which I will soon start), but a little piece to practice my woodworking skills on:

 

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Do you recognize that blue waves journal?

 

 

Nope ! Not pigskin ...

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Nice caddy? :thumbup:

 

Yes I do recognize the Blue Waves journal. :)

And I also see a beautiful DESIGN.Y journal standing next to it. :thumbup:

 

and

 

what a beautiful flock of pelicans :D ...

 

 

and

 

what is that tin at the corner?

 

 

 

Are you planning to make a pen case? ie , with them pens lying down instead of standing up?


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Posted 06 November 2014 - 12:09

DrCodfish,

 

nice stand. Is it oak?

 

It seems your skills are nice and fit ;) . I can hardly wait to see the finished project .


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Posted 06 November 2014 - 17:38

 

 

Nope ! Not pigskin ...

http://www.fountainp...37#entry2543990

 

Nice caddy? :thumbup:

 

Yes I do recognize the Blue Waves journal. :)

And I also see a beautiful DESIGN.Y journal standing next to it. :thumbup:

 

and

 

what a beautiful flock of pelicans :D ...

 

 

and

 

what is that tin at the corner?

 

 

 

Are you planning to make a pen case? ie , with them pens lying down instead of standing up?

 

 

Yes, a pen case is on the project list, something with drawers to hold maybe 70 to 100 pens.  Not too fancy, but understated and sturdy.

 

The tin is a Pelikan container of some sort.  A label on the back side says  VIOLETT  Adler, 25mm and on the bottom Pelikan Probeband verkurtz.  I'm thinking it might have contained a typewriter ribbon or some such.  It measures about 6mm square by3.8mm high.  I have a couple other old bakelite 

round Pelikan typewriter ribbon containers.  I'll get some pics up.  Handy for holding nibs and other small bits.

 

DrCodfish,

 

nice stand. Is it oak?

 

It seems your skills are nice and fit ;) . I can hardly wait to see the finished project .

 

Mostly Walnut.  There is a little more information about the materials here.


Edited by DrCodfish, 06 November 2014 - 17:40.


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Posted 07 November 2014 - 02:27

Ah ...

 

Yes , Yes ...

 

I remember the Pelikan typewriter ribbons and those round containers....

 

when I was a little boy, i saw my dad tinkling with these on his Olivetti typewriter...

It was fascinating ..



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Posted 08 November 2014 - 16:47

These.  The two round ones are bakelite and being round it seems obvious to me that they must have been typewriter ribbon cases.  The square tin I am not so sure of.

 

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 15:26

These.  The two round ones are bakelite and being round it seems obvious to me that they must have been typewriter ribbon cases.  The square tin I am not so sure of.

 

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Nice !

 

I like the Pelikan logos - simply beautiful !



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Posted 11 November 2014 - 15:26

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Version 1

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Version 3

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