The One-Hour Clamshell Box

THE ONE-HOUR CLAMSHELL BOX

 

 

 

Instructor: Sam Ellenport
Skill Level: All Levels
Materials Fee: $40.00
Length of workshop: 1 day

 

 

Workshop description:

Clamshell or fall-back boxes have an enormous range of uses in bookbinding and are extremely popular. The variety of ways to construct them is large; indeed, the Library of Congress manual is well over 100 pages long. However, most of these techniques take a long time, which often makes such boxes unfeasible from a financial standpoint. From past experience, I have streamlined the process so that these boxes can be made with an hour of labor. From measuring to construction, students will learn the shortcuts and efficiencies which make such boxes practical to create. At the end of the session, students will have at least one completed box and several in various stages of completion to be used as references. Students are encouraged to bring small books or objects to measure for boxes.

 

Date:  Sunday, June 25, 2017

 

Materials/equipment to be supplied by student:
bone folder
scissors
straight edge
box-cutting knife
self-healing mat for cutting

Optional:
a sheet of decorative paper

 

Materials/equipment to be provided by instructor:
handouts
cloth
binder’s board
filler board
lining papers
leather
wax paper
brushes
case folders (these will also be on sale in the store)

Dates
Prices
The One-Hour Clamshell Box Materials$40.00
Location Focus on Book Arts
1928 21st Avenue
Forest Grove OR 97116