Here's something a bit different. A current commission is to make a wooden bound copy of Three Men in a Boat with Marysa. Below is a picture of one of the boards, almost finished. I learnt how to make this kind of board from Alain Taral, the well known French bookbinder who does really beautiful hinged wooden bindings. Marysa and I stayed with him and his wife Annick in Toulon recently, where we had the chance to watch him at work as well as being spoilt with delicious food from their garden, including the best figs I have ever tasted!
The boards have inlaid brass plates which are going to be engraved with the title etc. They are veneered in (sustainbly sourced) mahogany and then French polished.