Saturday, April 7, 2018

Mit Pappmesser und Kleisterpinsel (With Box Cutter and Paste Brush)

Mit Pappmesser und Kleisterpinsel (With Box Cutter and Paste Brush) by Helga and Joachim Schönherr. Berlin: Volk und Wissen Volkseigener Verlag, 1962.
Another charming manual, this one for secondary school children teaching them how to make decorated papers, portfolios, boxes, and basic bindings. The diagrams reveal much about the strong influences of the trade. In many regards this could be considered pre-professional training.

Sections include setting up the workshop; materials and tools; techniques for making pastepapers, lining cloth, making turn-ins, corners, punching slots for ribbons, ...; instructions for calendars, lining maps, photo albus, portfolios, stab sewn books, chess boards, boxes.

Setting up the workshop.

Classroom tool rack.

Making turn-ins using a waste sheet, as well as corners and trimming-out.

How to hold and position the chisel for lacing through ribbons.
Note the bevel of the chisel.

Covering the edges of a box.

Mein Pressbengel

Habe endlich meinen eigenen Pressbengel

Finally have my own Pressbengel