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Printing for Copernicus

About a week ago my friends of The Paper Unicorn asked me whether I would like to bring out the Minion Press, for the official opening of an exhibition about Copernicus. Location? The St. Walburgis church in Zutphen… Where did … Continue reading

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A chained library

During the weekends at the Batavia shipyard Paper Unicorn’s bookbinder Astrid spoke about the idea of making a portable chained library. For many people this is one of the first things they think about when the subject of medieval books … Continue reading

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Violin and harpsichord making at Colonial Williamsburg

This documentary from 1976 is great. Making instruments in period costume, using old techniques and proper tools. Yesterday I heard that they are looking for an apprentice harpsichord maker at Colonial Williamsburg. This would be a dream job for me, … Continue reading

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An axe to grind…

In the “Lautenmacher” picture by Jost Amman there is an axe resting on a chopping block on the right. We find the same tool in his pictures of the “Schreiner” (furniture maker) and the “Zimmerman” (carpenter). An axe or hatchet with … Continue reading

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