I have been designing this folder over the years of miniature binding and box making.
Jeff Peachey has made it!
The Fox Folder is comfortable in your hand allowing you to easily achieve the fine work required in miniatures - and big books too!
The Fox Folder is a miniature version of a larger bone folder that Gabrielle Butler gradually modified over for years to fit her working methods. Reducing the size for miniature books proved challenging, since it had to function like the original while being comfortable to hold.
This is a precision tool that can be used for all aspects of miniature binding. One end is rounded, and can be used for drawing down a line or getting into a tight area. The other is angled to get into corners both when building and covering miniature boxes. One side is straight and rounded for smoothing, the other thinner for detail work. The back is flatter, ideal for little turn-ins and board edges when covering. Although this description sounds complex, it becomes easily embodied in use.
Gabrielle Fox Butler is an internationally known bookbinder who specializes in miniature books. She has had a long interest in developing new tools and equipment for miniature bookbinding, including consulting on design with Frank Weisner for his presses and Jeff Peachey for this tool.
Delrin is an ideal material for the Fox Folder since it combines durability with a low coefficient of friction. This tool is a great way to improve the accuracy and quality of your miniature bindings. Supplied in a protective storage tube.
The Fox Folder. Delrin. Approximately 3 x .5 x .15 inch. $75.00
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August 22-26, 2021
The Flowing Spine in Miniature
One Step Further in Miniature
American Academy of Bookbinding