I had a request to make some ‘bone’ folders. Traditionally these are made from bone, but are often made from wood or plastic.
A bone folder is a dull-edged hand tool used to fold and crease material in crafts such as bookbinding or card making, it may also be used for burnishing a ‘rub on’.
A requirement for about twenty were needed for children’s crafting workshops. A top quality bone version wasn’t required, so I machined and hand finished these from scrap timber I had in my workshop. I have since been informed that they work well, and the children have had great fun creating their own handmade books.