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[BKARTS] Spokeshave mysteries

I just watched a video of a workshop with Bernard Middleton - he used his stomach to hold the leather on the edge of the stone for paring with a spokeshave.  As he demonstrated he remarked that bookbinders who don't drink beer will not be able to use this technique... :*)

Carole Vanderhoof
Lonely Pine Bindery

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