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Po Box 193216
San Francisco, CA

A close-knit group of hand bookbinders, with shared interests in creating and collecting fine bindings, joined together to promote hand bookbinding and related book arts and to exchange information and ideas. 

Knife Sharpening with Mark Andersson <br> Aug 31 - Sept 1, 2017

Upcoming Workshop Registration

Workshops are offered several times a year, at various bay area locations, either at teachers' studios or at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Courses are held by nationally recognized instructors with hands-on instruction in fine binding, book structures, paper decorating, equipment maintenance and many other techniques. Open to all those who are interested, some course may have prerequisites. 

SCHOLARSHIPS: As a member organization which includes binders of all levels, we strive to create space for everyone to learn new skills and applications. To apply for a scholarship CLICK HERE and fill out the PDF form. Details of the scholarship are included at the top of the form.  

Knife Sharpening with Mark Andersson
Aug 31 - Sept 1, 2017

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Knife Sharpening with Mark Andersson
Aug 31 - Sept 1, 2017


Knife Sharpening
Workshop Cost: $ 350.00
Instructor: Mark Andersson
Workshop Dates: August 31st - September 1st, 2017
Workshop Times: 9:30-5:30
Workshop will be held at San Francisco Center for the Book

In collaboration with Hand Bookbinders of California, San Francisco Center for the Book presents: Knife Sharpening with Mark Andersson.

Having the right tools in the proper condition is essential for every bookbinder. With his expertise and guidance, Mark Andersson will help overcome sharpening fears and students will leave this course with the confidence of knowing their can keep their tools in tip-top shape.
This two day course will cover the basics of knife sharpening for edge paring and lifting knives, as well as French points. We’ll talk about the advantages and disadvantages of Japanese water stones and micron sandpapers, and will explore using both those methods in the course. 

Register through SFCB