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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Book a Week 2014: Made, Altered, Repaired. Week 25

Week of 23 June

Old Irons as Weights

I do a lot of bookbinding at home. When my bookbinding requires a lot of gluing, I usually use a larger book than the one I'm gluing, with an old iron or two on top.

After I took this picture I noticed how disgusting the poor iron looked, all rusty and dusty. So I took it apart and found the steel wool and scrubbed. After I scrubbed, I soaked the parts in canola oil, and even rubbed the wooden handle with it. A day later I rubbed it all down and put it back together.
Much nicer:

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