3D-Printed Spine Rounding Tool (Small, Four-Sided, 5x5 cm)

Sold by BonefolderClub
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$20.97+
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$20.97
$25.91
$36.95
$20.97+
+ $12.34 shipping
Made to order
Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from The Netherlands
Returns and exchanges accepted
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Features
Handmade
Made in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Item details

This is an analog of the wooden rounding tool you can find in our shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BonefolderClub?ref=l2-shopheader-name&search_query=Rundeholz

Spine rounding tools are used to round spines of covers when one is making case bound books. Alternatively, they may be used to form a rounded spine of a book block.

In the first case, you place the spine of the cover in that groove and work it with something like a pestle until it is properly rounded. First, this allows making a perfectly round spine. Second, it protects from breaking or wrinkling the spine. You may start with a larger radius and steadily reach the needed radius with different groves to be even more careful.

While forming a book block, you have to put the sewn – but not yet glued book block – into the groove, gently form it and carefully take it out for gluing. I have never tried to do that – I’ve always rounded my books by hand and in a press. But I know bookbinders who use that method.

Tool sizes:
- Width: 5 cm;
- Height: 5 cm;
- Length: 21 cm / 31 cm / 39 cm;
- Groove diameters: four grooves on four sides of any diameter from 10 mm to 40 mm, that will fit in the design (please leave a comment upon ordering).

Some of the benefits of the plastic tool compared to the wooden tool:
- The wood itself is much more expensive than plastic;
- Woodworking is a much more expensive process than 3d-printing;
- The weight of the wooden tool is higher. Hence, shipping is several-fold more expensive.
All that allows making plastic tool considerably cheaper.

By default, jigs are printed in any random color available at the moment. If you want to choose some specific color, please write us a message. Colors currently available are listed in our FAQ section: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BonefolderClub#more-section
If you want to get your jigs printed in some other color, that may be done for an additional $10 fee (if the color is available at our supplier).


FAQs

Currently, we print in PLA and PETG (that latter is archival safe but more expensive). Available PLA colors include: - Orange; - Golden; - Green; - Olive Green / Bronze (depends on the batch); - Dark Blue; - Plum purple; - Red; - Semi-translucent white; - White; - Black. Wood PLA (more expensive): - Mahogany The range of colors expands every month. If you want your jigs/tools to be printed in some specific color, it may be done for an additional fee of $10 (if the color is available at our supplier). PETG is available in semi-translucent white only at the moment. However, if you want your jigs/tools to be printed in some other color, it may be done for an additional fee of $30 (if the color is available at our supplier)

Currently, we print in PLA and PETG (that latter is archival safe but more expensive). Available PLA colors include: - Orange; - Golden; - Green; - Olive Green / Bronze (depends on the batch); - Dark Blue; - Plum purple; - Red; - Semi-translucent white; - White; - Black. Wood PLA (more expensive): - Mahogany The range of colors expands every month. If you want your jigs/tools to be printed in some specific color, it may be done for an additional fee of $10 (if the color is available at our supplier). PETG is available in semi-translucent white only at the moment. However, if you want your jigs/tools to be printed in some other color, it may be done for an additional fee of $30 (if the color is available at our supplier)


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Stepan was so great! These are exactly as described, and we can hardly wait to put them to use in our binding studio. There was a little delay with the int'l shipping (not his fault) and he was so attentive and helpful. Answered all emails quickly. So excited to get these!
May 4, 2018 by Alex Appella

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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from The Netherlands
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Europe 1-3 weeks
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Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
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