Category Archives: Boxmaking

Pricing Your Handbound Books

Or any handmade item for that matter. Time and again, I’ve gotten on Etsy and seen people selling handbound books for what seems to me to be barely more than their materials cost. STOP IT! PAY YOURSELF A DECENT WAGE! … Continue reading

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A Boxmaking Jig or Stealing Toys from Children

I’ve been searching for the perfect tool to assist me in constructing book boxes. I have very specific criteria: it must be about 3 inches high, with 3″ legs, perfectly flush, plumb, 90 degrees. It needs to be smooth and … Continue reading

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Prism Pencil Box

I saw these pencil boxes from Made by May and knew I had to try making them.  My box is a little different in that I mitered the edges where the halves meet up using a mat cutter, and I … Continue reading

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Photo Box with Divided Drawer

As binder and boxmaker, I have to do a lot of problem solving to accommodate a client’s specifications.  For example, one particularly deep box housed many perfect-bound books which cumulatively had considerable swell in the spine. They needed to a … Continue reading

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Cylindrical Book Box

There’s this scroll for sale at the Center for Book Arts that I’ve been totally in love with for about three years now.  It was designed, inked, printed, waxed, scrolled . . . lots of -ed’s, by Delphi Basilicato.  Whether … Continue reading

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