JOFAMY Bookbinding Kits, 17 pcs Bookbinding Supplies,A Necessity Book Binding Starter Kit Real Bone Folder,Paper Awl, Large-Eye Needles,Glue Brushes, Scissors, Steel Ruler Wax Thread
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- * BASIC BOOKBINDING TOOLS: Start your bookbinding studies with projects that don't require lots of equipment and tools.A video for beginner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yUjWJFs9js&feature=youtu.be
- * BONE FOLDER & CREASE MAKER: Smooth surface doesn't leave marks on paper, great for starters to learn bookbinding or professional use.
- * DURABLE WAXED THREAD - The 4 rolls of waxed threads are in 4 different colors, beige, khaki, brown and creamy white, each is approx. 1 mm (150D) in diameter.
- * NEEDLES - Large-eye needles are in 3 sizes (6.9cm, 6.2cm, 5.7cm), they packed in a clear plastic bottle, which is easy to store and carry. Wood handle awl can be used for pinpointing punching holes in paper or fabric.
- * A GOOD TOOLS FOR BOOKBINDING OR REPAIRING: Make beginners excited to make their own handmade book, art journals etc, enjoy the process and achievement that they practice.
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Bookbinding Starter Tools Set
This is a good basic tool to help you binding Books, I am sure you will have fun to get a start on bookbinding.
17 pieces bookbinding tools set suitable for handmade or DIY books bookbinding, while you need to make a book at home or school.
6 x Large-eye needles
6 x Curved needles
1 x Bone folder creaser
4 x waxed thread(green and creamy white)
4 x Binder clips
1x A Metal Ruler
1 x Thimble ring
1X Glue Brushes
1 x Scissors
1 x Knife
1 x bookbinder awl
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I love, love, love the idea of an entry level bookbinding kit! This is a low-cost/low quality, very entry level kind of kit, but I applaud the intent behind it! No surprises as to why the price is low, but I expected the tools to work as intended. Dull scissors, dull awl, blade knife iffy. I worry that a person new to bookbinding will be frustrated and might be put off because the kit's tools aren't good enough to make the bookbinding process as satisfying as it normally is and it also doesn't include the a necessary acid-free adhesive, or adhesive of any kind. It comes in a nice cardboard box :) I like that.
This is a fun collection of tools and some supplies to see if you might like binding your own books. It's good because it's not a huge expenditure to experiment and find out you don't want to do it.
I like the bone folder, much better quality than what comes with craft scoring boards, etc. This is dense and smooth; it feels good in my hand.
There are 11 needles – 5 straight and 6 curved. I would have much preferred far fewer needles and the inclusion of bookbinder's adhesive to go with the glue brush that's in the kit.
There are four spools of "waxed" thread (it's a lot), but the inclusion of a little pot of bookbinder's adhesive would be good to go with the glue brush that's included in the kit. Since the included tools don't work very well, four spools is overkill – I'd never get through a fraction of it before the tools completely give up the ghost. The thread is supposed to be waxed, but I honestly don't see or feel it.
I really appreciate that the scissors come with a protective blade sleeve - always a good thing! The scissors are useless for the included thread and have a very cheap feeling in my hand. I experimented on paper after I had such trouble trying to cut the thread, but they're not supposed to be used on paper, so...useless for the intended purpose. I would REALLY have liked the scissors to be sharp as these are useless for cutting the thread. It took several tries up and down the scissor blades and when they finally cut, the result was severely frayed and unable to go through the eyes of the needles even when I mashed the ends (the usual) to try and slip through the eye.
I would also have REALLY liked that the awl be sharp as well. I ended up using one of my several paper piercing tools ($2 up to $12 here on Amazon). The awl that I received is dull and having to push so hard to pierce four sheets of 28lb printer paper distorted the paper. Another tool that's useless for the intended purpose.
The break-off blade tool also feels very cheap in the hand that doesn't inspire confidence if you have to press very hard and I had to press to get it to cut a single sheet of 28lb printer paper. If I have to press hard to use any blade in any tool, it's potentially a dangerous tool. The blades aren't particularly sharp and you can feel the drag.
Pencil (unsharpened, no problem) is included.
Binder Clips (four) included – very useful; I've used these and Wonderclips for clamping glued items.
The Metal Ruler is inches on one side (yaaay!) and centimeters on the reverse (yaay for you others!)
Metal Thimble is very useful for pushing through stubborn needles.
Price-wise, the kit could have been a little better quality for the same price by swapping out some of the plentiful items for items that work and that includes a little pot of adhesive. You know, to go with the glue brush and the clamps. The clamps can be used to hold the together for sewing, too – makes that process much easier.
BOTTOM LINE: Upgrade to better quality tools, replace some of the needles and thread with adhesive and better instructions and I'd buy this again in multiples because it would be fun to give one to everyone in our group crafting party :D