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The bookbinding tools you really need. The Louet Awl Gauge.
March 3, 2017, 7:58 am
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Sometimes I come across a tool that is just a joy to use. It does the job it has been made for with such deft and you get a real buzz from using it.

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This is the Louet awl gauge. It’s available for the good people at Shepherds and the link is to the left. Under Materials.

There is many kinds of bookbinding going on, I make books with blank pages as opposed to some one involved in book repair or conservation where they are going to resew the book using the original sewing stations.

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On the other hand I am making a book with new paper. So I want to make the holes for the sewing and tapes in each signature before I sew it up.

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Previously I would stick the book block in the lying press use an engineer’s square to mark the spine up and then I…

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