|Project by RussInMichigan||posted 06-20-2014 08:41 PM||1663 views||5 times favorited||9 comments|
If the name is new to you a bone folder is typically used to run along a fold to make a tight crease in paper or other light material, thus the name, “folder.” They are also used to smooth light materials like paper or cloth into tight corners, or to simply press the materials together so adhesives can bond. They reach into those restricted places where fingers often won’t reach. For pressing materials into place they are indispensable since skin chafes and wears off easily even when the material seems soft.
The first picture shows two bone folders. One of them cost seven dollars at the craft store. The other cost pennies at most, though it did require a few minutes of effort.
A hint as to which one cost seven dollars is in the name “Martha Stewart” in the second photo.
Picture three shows the reason I made this bone folder. The seven dollar one was too long for me to use to smooth down the fabric I used to line this tin box. The new one fits nicely. And, it works real well at getting the felt to lay down and making the edges snug.
Image four shows the thickness.
The wooden bone folder is made from maple. It is about 5/16” thick, 5.25” long and 7/8” wide. I shaped it with stationary belt sander and hand sanding pads and blocks. Then, I wiped it with butcher block conditioner and rubbed it out several times to avoid having residue.
Have a great day lumberjocks,