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Re: Accessories for Wood Covers



Dear Reed,

Thanks for more info about metalsmithing for bookbinders.  If anyone is
really, truly interested, my metalsmithing/jewelry teacher at the Craft
Guild in Dallas is going to be teaching some of this to those interested.
Her name is Chris Irick and she can be reached through the Craft Guild in
Dallas.

She will be teaching this probably in the spring for a least one workshop.
And, she is top notch at teaching people how to cold rivet, etc.
jansapp@GTE.NET
-----Original Message-----
From: Reed C Bowman <rcb106@YORK.AC.UK>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Date: Saturday, September 18, 1999 8:45 PM
Subject: Re: Accessories for Wood Covers


>Depends rather a lot on how much work you feel comfortable with/capable
>of doing with the metal. To start with, I'd hunt the hardware stores for
>tubes and thin sheet of an acceptable color and size; and look in every
>section of the hardware store, too.
>
>If you're actually going for silver, not just silver color, you'll have
>to go to the jewellers' supplies: easiest to access, and one of the
>largest, is Rio Grande in New Mexico. I think they are
>www.riogrande.com. Most of their business is by catalog, and they have a
>lot. Slightly better prices on some things, and a few more obscure
>things, can be gotten from Allcraft, off somewhere like Connecticut. I
>don't have their contact information with me right now, but they may be
>webbed to some degree by now (I can get someone to look up Allcraft for
>me, if anyone wants the information, or you can try looking through the
>list archives, since I think I posted it once in a previous lifetime).
>For instance, Allcraft supplies nickel sheet, which is silver color,
>approximately, but a lot cheaper. Also, harder to work with.
>
>But there are much easier (and cheaper) sheet metals to get ahold
>of--aluminum flashing is easy to find at hardware stores, and dirt cheap
>(in the roofing/gutters section). Aluminum tubing should be available in
>a good hardware store, too, but not in many sizes. Depends on the look
>you want.
>
>Stainless steel tubing and sheet ought to be fairly available at the
>best hardware stores, or call a scrapyard (which would be my first
>choice). Boating supplies can also provide some of these things,
>occasionally, but their prices are at least as bad as jewellers'.
>
>As far as working with it after you've got the materials... Though the
>next two weeks will not be the best time, I'm always ready to help
>people put more metal into books!
>
>RCB
>
>Jan Sapp wrote:
>>
>> Heidi,
>>
>> You might fin d assistance from a metalsmith or jeweler.  Good luck,
>> jansapp@GTE.NET
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Alicia Bailey <abailey@SNI.NET>
>> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
>> Date: Saturday, September 18, 1999 6:51 AM
>> Subject: Re: Accessories for Wood Covers
>>
>> >Heidi - there is a store in the Denver area - The Leather Factory - that
>> >sells the corners you are looking for and probably a rivet that would
work
>> >for the holes as well. I don't have the phone number etc. but they are
>> >probably in directory assistance. They handle mail order - retail and
>> >wholesale. Alicia Bailey
>> >
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