Book Jack

Book Jack

210.00

This new fixture is small, lightweight, and designed for the workbench It quickly and easily adjusts from 15 to 90 degrees, locks securely into place by a built in handle, and provides a more rigid support than foam. This fixture that holds the book, or boards, open in a wide variety of positions to reduce strain while performing treatments. The small size permits it to be used inside a book to work on board edges and corners. It can also be used to support a textblock upright when rebacking or humidifying warped vellum boards, although additional weights may be necessary to stabilize it.  I use this fixture constantly, from initial examination, during photography, and throughout the treatment. The natural white .25 inch thick polypropylene platens are lined with an easily replaceable .0625 inch thick closed cell polyethylene foam ( aka. Volara). The adjustment mechanism is a double washer design, that is stable when opened and closed, and incorporates a comfort grip handle, which has a lower profile than the platens at any angle, so that relatively large books can be supported. More information here. The platens are 6 x 8".

 

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