In Feb 2009 I wrote an entry about the fact that I, with a lot of help from my Dad, had created a stamp for marking my handmade books as mine. As we played with it we came up with the idea of heating the stamp and using gold foil to make the stamp even clearer. But then I had course work to do and started looking for a flat and dad had work to do and so the project got put to one side. Dad was still working on it, but only when he had time.
So imagine my excitement when he told me it was done. Created from scraps of shower units and other things from his shed, it is the ultimate recycled project. Nothing has been bought; I even managed to scrounge the springs from the workshops at work.
He dropped it off with instructions on how to use it, then ‘im outdoors bolted it to the work bench for me and with a little fine tuning I now have the tool for marking my books and I guess anything else the foil will stick to.
Without the men in my life this project would never have even been dreamed of. Thanks guys.