Saturday, August 1, 2009

Mosaic Onlay













I love my micrometre.
It is the only way to ensure a good, consistent onlay, and the first picture demonstrates the thickness I have found to work best for onlays.Full goatskins used for covering upto certain sizes I now get split to .7-0.75 ...I have found the 0.6 most people get it split to is just too thin, and may compromise strength.
The mosaic style of dying, cutting-out,and onlaying in a grid or other pattern, is a technique worth further exploration....

5 comments:

leeanne said...

hi gavin - nice to "meet" you. i would love to list a link to your blog, and i'm excited to start following your blog.... bookbinding is something i wish i knew a lot more about. and i am blown away by the work on your website!

Paper Dragon Books said...

thanks same here!
the work on the website is 3 years old
still waiting for our guys to rebuild it....
thats why the blog is so useful for someone like me...its so easy to use
g

leeanne said...

awesome. i look forward to seeing the new work here!

the url for our blog is

http://holleeanne.blogspot.com/

thanks!

deirdre said...

Deirdre Thompson.
I am using a Brockman to pare the leather with but I am thinking of getting a shafix, any thoughts?

Paper Dragon Books said...

do it , i used a brockman when i started , but i find the sharfix a better engineered machine.