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August 20, 2007

Monday morning musings…

Filed under: Morning Musings — jackie @ 8:55 am

Good morning readers.

Yesterday was a fairly nice day here. The sky was overcast most of the day with occassional sunny patches. It was actually nice enough to site outside in the evening with some family that is visiting from out of town and have a drink and chat.

On the bookmaking front, I ended up getting all the parts to make a temperature controlled wordburning tool. I got this tool set from AC Moore with a 40% off coupon and the rest of the parts from Lowes. Then I got my brother in law to help me put it together because I wanted to make sure I was doing it right. He’s a bit of an electrical geek. One of the reasons that I wanted him to help was that I ended up using a 16 gauge extension cord instead of the 12 gauge recommended in the instructions for making the temperature controller. I wanted to make sure it was ok to make the substitution because the 12 gauge cords were really thick and cost 3 times as much as the 16 gauge cords. Plus it was harder to find them in shorter lengths. I’m thinking of dragging out a few scrap pieces of leather and trying a bit of writing later on it today. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Of note:

Artist Jade Pegler has a site and a blog full of interesting and unique works of art that incorporate paper and bookmaking. From the site: Jade Pegler’s work with paper and textiles combines a range of techniques including papiermache, bookbinding, hand and machine stitching, collage and origami.

I hope everyone has a great day. 

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