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[BKARTS] Tool-making and Tool Sharpening Workshop Dec 9 and 10 Atlanta



The Southeast Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers is pleased to announce a
Tool-making and Tool Sharpening Workshop
Taught by Jim Croft
December 9 - 10, 2006
Atlanta

Old-ways book artist, Jim Croft, specializes in creating all parts of a book from scratch, from growing the plants for the fibers used to spin thread and make paper, to sawing wood to create cover boards. Jim is also a toolmaker, creating fine tools from elk and deer bones, and woods he gathers. Jim teaches the Old Ways intensives at his home in Idaho, and most recently has been teaching at Penland School of Crafts.

Jim will demonstrate how ordinary woodworking tools are used carve and sculpt bone. Using all hand tools, participants will fashion bone tools from elk or deer bone. Some may want to make wooden handled awls as well. Some bone will be provided, and bring any bone or wood tools you would like to modify to better fit your hand.

Jim will also teach how to sharpen, re-shape, and maintain your favorite edge tools. You know that really sharp tools are hard to find, and you must maintain them. Participants will make sharpening kits to use in the workshop and take home. Bring any book binding tools you would like to sharpen or modify.

Cost of two-day workshop is $110, plus an additional $25 materials fee to cover cost of deer and elk bone and other supplies. Members of the Southeast Chapter GBW receive a $10 discount on workshop registration.

Enrollment confirmation, directions and details will be sent upon receipt of payment.

Check made payable to: The Guild of Book Workers,
plus separate $25 materials fee, check to be made directly to Jim Croft.
Sorry, no credit cards accepted.

Location: The workshop will be held in the
Broyles Art Center of The Westminster Schools,
located at 1424 W. Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA.

Registration deadline: December 4, 2006.
Enrollment is limited, so please don’t delay.

Class: Saturday through Sunday, December 9 - 10, 2006.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Lunch break: 12:00 - 1:30) each day.

Information on local accommodations can be provided upon request.

Mail registration with contact information and checks to:
Ann Frellsen
Preservation Office, Room 127
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322-2870

Need more information?
Please call Ann Frellsen at 404-727-0307, or email: ann.frellsen@xxxxxxxxx

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