Tuesday, January 12, 2010
starting to make books
Today in the CSS wood shop we began making hand bound journals for the spring travel. This is the first time for these students to make bound books. We did what the kids thought was an unbelievable amount of paper tearing, and are not done yet. Next week we should be able to begin stitching the sections and binding them into a books. One student asked, are we only making one for all to share? But no, each will make his or her own. Making the covers will be the fun part, but you will have to stick around for a few weeks to see the finished work. The photos show the students preparing their sheets, and the simple shop-made device and template for positioning the holes for stitching the books together.