uispeccoll:

Finishing tools for decorative bookbinding and gold tooling.  The binder will heat these tools and press them into dampened leather.  

Most of these tools were brought to the University of Iowa by legendary fine bookbinder William Anthony or acquired for his work here.  They are used on campus for teaching and research, particularly for work with the Center for the Book faculty and students uicb.  
So that list you’ve been compiling of weird/awesome things you can check out from libraries?  Add binding tools.

uispeccoll:

Finishing tools for decorative bookbinding and gold tooling.  The binder will heat these tools and press them into dampened leather.  

Most of these tools were brought to the University of Iowa by legendary fine bookbinder William Anthony or acquired for his work here.  They are used on campus for teaching and research, particularly for work with the Center for the Book faculty and students uicb.  

So that list you’ve been compiling of weird/awesome things you can check out from libraries?  Add binding tools.

threesevensandathree:



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threesevensandathree:

#SAVETHEBEES

GARDENERS BEWARE: Many of the plants you buy at Home Depot and Lowe’s may be treated with bee-killing neonictinoids. Because there’s no clear labeling, many good-intentioned gardeners end up poisoning the very bees they are trying to help! http://ow.ly/xakJk (*Home Depot has indicated it is working on safer alternatives, but Lowe’s has not yet responded).

That’s just one of the many things you’ll learn from our fascinating photo essay featuring beekeepers and experts! Check it out » http://ow.ly/xakJk The more you learn, the more you can help protect our bees!

Help SPREAD this post as part of Bee Week! TELL US » What alternatives to pesticides do you use in your garden?

Didn’t know this!