Crossing the Bench Lately: Clamshell Boxes, Book Repair, Custom Leather Bindings

Hello y'all!  I wanted to share with you some of the work that has crossed our bench lately!

1842 Nauvoo Book of Mormon - before and after restoration.  

1842 Nauvoo Book of Mormon - before and after restoration.  

A clamshell enclosure for the 1842 Book of Mormon.  Complete with a ton of blind tooling with added gold tooling on the spine. 

A clamshell enclosure for the 1842 Book of Mormon.  Complete with a ton of blind tooling with added gold tooling on the spine. 

Presentation clamshell enclosure for six Mormon gold pieces.  

Presentation clamshell enclosure for six Mormon gold pieces.  

Inside cover of the presentation clamshell for the Mormon gold pieces.  

Inside cover of the presentation clamshell for the Mormon gold pieces.  

Portfolio holding the gold pieces is removable from the clamshell.  Allows for a closer look!  

Portfolio holding the gold pieces is removable from the clamshell.  Allows for a closer look!  

We're having fun making beautiful clamshells, and restoring wonderfully important rare books!