This classy book vice is an essential piece of gear for repairing old books or converting paperbacks to hard covers. The vice is a standard piece of equipment in all binderies, and this model is designed to be portable for use anywhere in the bindery, workshop or household. It's used for attaching mull to the spine of the book or for any light work on the spine. (These models are not suitable for rounding the spine, which normally involves work with a hammer and a more rigid vice.)
This initial batch of vices features European Spruce. but we will be using different timbers as time goes on.
The largest vice is made of European Spruce, and can hold a book up to 70mm thick and 400mm long. If you need to elevate the vice for a wide book, blocks are supplied. We have prepared one of the large vices with wingnuts and the other with plum nuts.
The medium sized vice can hold a book up to 70mm thick and up to 320mm long. Made of European Spruce, tightened with plum nuts.
The small vice is designed for A5 books, and our first model is available in European Spruce. Plum nuts are supplied for tightening.
Each vice is hand-made and finished with a coat of beeswax and oil to enhance the timber. Your model may have a different finish from the one in these photographs. The vice is sold fully assembled and ready to use.
Each vice is supplied with two wooden blocks to elevate it in case you are binding wide books.
International pricing for freight may not be accurate at checkout. We will email you with a final quote.