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TEFLON IMPLEMENTS

 

The story of Teflon Tools.

I began offering my Teflon Tools in 1989 through BookMakers (the supplier of bookbinders' tools and materials). I had fashioned a useful shape —the LARGE FOLDER— for my own use the previous year, after having seen a variety of Gary Frost's Teflon tools at the Minnesota Wilder Forest PBI (Paper and Book Intensive) in 1988. Eventually the smaller version of the same tool came along after a request from Cindy Mowry (then proprietor of BookMakers). Soon other retailers and suppliers began offering low quality knock-offs of the large and small folders . In years to follow I developed the other varieties you see below. (The Teflon splitting knife, however, has been around for a longer time and is not an invention of mine).

 

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F R E E
S H I P P I N G !

 

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THE ARRAY

teflon tools

 

The Large Folder and Small Folder are benchtop workhorses —- useful in many applications.


All tools are
pure virgin Teflon (PTFE)


Designed
with the needs of book
artists in mind
but
are useful in
other applications
as well,
for instance :

manipulation in acidic or caustic
environments.

Teflon tools do not
mar or polish fragile materials


dealer inquiries welcome
denny@dennisruud.com

 

The LARGE and SMALL FOLDERS are standard tools in the workboxes
and drawers of craftspeople around the world.

 

 

 

Large Folder

6 1/2" x 3/4"(width) x 3/8"(thickness)
16.5 cm x 1.9 cm x .9 cm

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$20 ea., free shipping in U.S.

 

 

Small Folder

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 (above) this tool is excellent for direct application of local pressure onto delicate materials in adhesive procedures, and for paper folding, etc.

$17.50 ea., free shipping in U.S.


Splitting Knife

-- tool for delaminating --

9 3/4" x 1"(width) x 3/8"(thickness)
25 cm x 2.5 cm x .65 cm

spl knife detail 140 dpi

A favorite among paper and document conservators.  Excellent for reducing thickness of card and board mounts.

$27.50 ea., free shipping in U.S.


Small Spatula

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 (hold the "domed"tip down, like a fingertip), and ultra-sensitive application of localized pressure, generally. Also excellent for delamination of labels or other small-sized items.

$22 ea., free shipping in U.S.


Microspatula

6 1/2" x 7/16"(width) x 3/8"(thickness)
16.5 x 1.2 cm x .65 cm

The MICROSPATULA is useful for manipulating small pieces, or for delaminating small areas. The tip is a very small spatula shape. A very sensetive tool. One that I use often in my work.

$22 ea., free shipping in U.S.


Large Spatula
8" x 9/16"(width) x 3/8"(thickness)
20 cm x 1.5 cm x .65 cm


A
size up from the small spatula (see above).
Made from thicker material,this is a
somewhat beefier tool,
feels good in the hand.
Excellent for more aggressive
getting-in-there, pressing, delaminating, etc.
A chisel edge at one end.

$25 ea., free shipping in U.S.


Boxmakers Tool

6 1/2" x 7/16" x 3/8"
16.5 cm x 1.1 cm x .65 cm

bxmkrs tool detail 130 dpi

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.

$15.50 ea., free shipping in U.S.

 

 

 

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