The next book binding equipment in my collection is the sewing frame. A bookbinder’s sewing frame holds the cords or tapes in place at the various sewing positions, while the bookbinder sews the sections of the text block together.

This special edition for bookbinder Adelene (dddots.com), incorporates a Greek gauge, made by using alternate oak and walnut veneers to mark out the sewing positions for text blocks.

A square brass rule is also added so that boards can be measured up squarely.

The round stopper nuts made of lignum vitae provide for a smooth longitudinal traversing for positioning the cross piece.

All parts are able to be detached and flat packed for easy transportation and packing away.