Monthly Archives: December 2010

A Little Break

Well, weather permitting I am flying home to Texas today and will be in the Lone Star State until the 29th. Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! More posts to come in the New Year! … Continue reading

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Manuscript Waste

In the late 15th century lots of manuscripts in monastic libraries were replaced with printed copies, creating a large amount of “waste”. This led to binders economizing by using this waste to line spines, make endpaper guards, or board linings. … Continue reading

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Project Completed!

Well after quite some time I have completed my leather reback and am ready to put HIIc1 back on the shelf! The photo above shoes the finished result with the original spine attached to the reback. The front fly-leaf was … Continue reading

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A Little Holiday Cheer

Our workshop is located in the Shantallow Branch Public Library. Every year around Christmas Santa comes to visit the library and distribute presents to the children who come on Tuesdays to do singing. This year the library staff nominated several … Continue reading

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Time to Reback!

Yesterday everyone was sent home because the snow didn’t look like it was going to let up and the buses and taxis stopped running. I was all psyched up to reback yesterday but had to postpone until today, so I … Continue reading

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A Plug

Prior to starting my internship at Derry & Raphoe I had the opportunity to work at Iowa State University as one of their Lennox Foundation Interns. The internship was a fantastic and valuable experience, one I would highly recommend to … Continue reading

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Jam it in there!

I was perusing some of the links listed on The Dean Files and came across a post on a blog called Walking Paper. The post showed a chair called Lost In Sofa by Daisuke Motogi. The idea is you can … Continue reading

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