I kept losing my bone folder so I made a new one out of some Proofgrade walnut hardwood. Drew up a design I wanted in Illustrator, cut out on the laser, a little hand sanding to taper and round the edges. Job done! There’s something so satisfying about making a tool yourself in just a few minutes.
These handy little tools were traditionally made out of bone and they’re made for creasing and folding leather, but I mainly use it to open up pockets in wallets and such. I wanted a “finger” point to be able to get down into the corners better and it works fantastic.
That turned out really nice
Nothing beats having a tool that allows you to make custom tools for your needs!
So cool using a very modern tool to make a traditional/old tool.
This is very pretty in addition to being useful. All your products are so elegant and professional looking!
So cool to see “tools” being made from tools. I too make lots of little things for the workshop on the GF, especially my vast collection of push sticks for the table saw. I’m usually in a rush so I never engrave something on them, but I think I may start.
And now you made me want walnut hardwood! I’m in the process of building my wife a new crafting desk and the edges / highlights are walnut - such an amazingly beautiful wood! And it SMELLS awesome when cutting it…
Everything you do is so professional. I love this new tool; and your wallets.
Can’t wait to see the results.
Very nice! I have a couple bone folders that I used to use all the time when I did scrapbooking, stamping, etc. I still use them to help crease and straighten out corners when I sew. Now I know I can make one on the GF if I lose or break mine! Good job!
Ooooooooh, this is pretty
When I ordered in my bone folder, I told my wife what it was and what it was used for. She asked me why it was called a “bone” folder, to which I replied it’s because it’s made from bone. I also might have mentioned that there was an option for human bone, of which I also might have convinced her that was the option I chose
Excellent execution here!
Well done! This is something I will have to do…
Beautiful in walnut. Very nice shape.
Thank you! I’m glad my work is coming off as professional. I quit my day job (art director) a few years ago to pursue my craft full time. Best decision I ever made!
Have you ever thought of designing a sports car?!