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[BKARTS] Boston lecture and workshop



The New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers presents a lecture and demonstration and a two-day workshop by New York binder and conservator, Jeff Peachey:

Lecture:  March 1st

Workshop:  March 2nd and 3rd

 

LECTURE/DEMONSTRATION

 

Jeff will demonstrate his new and improved board slotting machine.  Board slotting, more common in Europe than the US, is a relatively non-invasive conservation technique whereby an angled slot is put into the spine edge of a board.  Material can be placed in the slot, allowing for secure reattachment of the board.  Jeff has produced a more streamlined version of the board slotting machine that we may have seen or read about.  He will present a history and description of the technique and demonstrate his machine.  This is a great opportunity to see this technique in action!

 

If you have no idea what board slotting go to www.youtube.com and search "Peachey Board Slotting Machine" to find a couple of short videos that preview what this lecture is about.

 

TWO-DAY WORKSHOP

 

The workshop will provide an introduction to making and keeping a tool sharp.  Participants will be provided the materials, instruction and equipment to make several knives of their choosing, and to sharpen any type of edge tool they bring with them.  This workshop will focus specifically on binder's tools---paring and lifting knives, spoke shaves and board shear blades.  Jeff will make available a variety of sharpening systems so that participants can experiment.  Participants can bring some old binder's board or loose book boards to experiment with the board slotting machine as well.

 

INSTRUCTOR

 

Jeff Peachey is a Professional Associate in the American Institute for Conservation and currently Vice Chair of the Conservators in Private Practice.  In addition to his conservation work for individuals and institutions, he teaches students in art, archives and book design programs.  In addition to all that, he makes custom bookbinding tools.  You can check out his knives at: www.philobiblon.com/peacheycatalog.pdf. 

As Jeff says, "There is no greater joy than working with a high quality tool."

 

WHEN/WHERE

 

Lecture/Demonstration: Thursday, March 1, 6pm at the North Bennet Street School, 39 North Bennet Street, Boston. (www.nbss.org)  Free.

 

Workshop: Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3, 9-5pm, at the North Bennet Street School.  $200, (which includes a $45 materials fee) 

 

SIGN UP

 

Please contact me to request registration information.

Jeff Altepeter:  jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



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