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How to Make a Text Block Clamp

A text block clamp is a handy little tool that will help you in various stages of book repair and leather work.

Here is a tutorial on how to make one quick and easy with just a few basic materials.

My thanks to Paul Hughes for making this tutorial and sharing it with us.


The Clamp

The clamp

The clamp being used.

Using the clamp

The parts

The parts of the clamp

Tools and Materials

The tools

The Plans

Dimensions of the wood and parts:

  • 11x 1 7/8 x 1/2 (Quantity 4)
  • 11 x 1 1/4 x 7/8 (Quantity 2)
  • 2 Coach (Carriage) Bolts M8 x 5 inches
  • 2 M8 Wing Nuts
  • 2 M8 Flat Washers


The plans


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