These Teflon Bone folders are the best teflon bone folders, better than all other Teflon bone folders
The Story of Teflon Tools
(Teflon Bone Folders, etc.)
I began making and selling Teflon Tools in 1989, after a brain-storm at PBI (the Paper and Book Intensive). Very soon Cindy Mowery of Bookmakers became interested and began selling my LARGE and SMALL Teflon Bone Folders. The folders were a success, and other designs came out later years, all stemming from my work of book restoration. The SPLITTING KNIFE has been an essential tool for paper conservators for at least several decades, it is not one of my designs.
Knock-offs of the LARGE and SMALL FOLDER can be found without difficulty, but below you will find tools superior in all structural details.
All are made from
pure virgin Teflon (PTFE)
and are useful in
manipulation in acidic or caustic
are gentle on
notoriously ideal for
applying pressure onto cloth or fragile papers.
No polishing or marring of fragile materials, unlike any
The LARGE and SMALL FOLDERS are standard tools in workboxes
around the world.
6 1/2" x 3/4"(width) x 3/8"(thickness)
16.5 cm x 1.9 cm x .9 cm
5 1/4" x 5/8"(width) x 1/4"(thickness)
13.5 cm x 1.6 cm x .65 cm
As with the larger version, this tool is excellent for direct application of local pressure onto delicate materials in adhesive procedures, and for paper folding, etc.
9 3/4" x 1"(width) x 3/8"(thickness)
25 cm x 2.5 cm x .65 cm
-- tool for delaminating --
A favorite among paper and document conservators. Excellent for reducing thickness of card and board mounts.
6 5/8" x 1/2"(width) x 3/8"(thickness)
17 cm x 1.25 cm x .65 cm
The thin, rounded end is flexible and sensitive. Unsurpassed for applying direct pressure onto small repairs using Japanese tissue ("domed" tip down, use it like a fingertip — flat-down also works well), and ultra-sensitive application of localized pressure, generally. Also excellent for delamination of labels or other small-sized items.
6 1/2" x 7/16"(width) x 3/8"(thickness)
16.5 x 1.2 cm x .65 cm
The MICROSPATULA : useful for manipulating very small pieces or places, or for delamination of smaller items. The tip has a very small spatula shape. A very sensitive tool which I use frequently in my own work.
6 1/2" x 7/16" x 3/8"
16.5 cm x 1.1 cm x .65 cm
Specialty tool for working nice crisp inside corners of boxes and suchlike. Sharp 90 degree edges on the sides, a chisel edge at one end.