Month: June 2018

Bible of the Revolution Text Block

I’ve finally gotten these two text blocks of my replica of Robert Aitken’s Bible of the Revolution out of the press. I let them set in the press for a couple of day in order for the folded paper to relax. And me too. They are ready for me to pierce multiple holes (10 holes) in each of the 121 signatures that make up each Bible, for a total of 1,010 per Bible or 2,020 holes to pierce this afternoon. I’ll never get them done. The first of these Bibles is headed to The George Washington Inn in Port Angeles, Washington. It takes over a month to make each of these Bibles. To learn more about this Bible you can visit my web page at the following link:  Click Here  We are still over a month away from getting our most current research about the printer of this Bible, Robert Aitken, and the actual original making of it written and uploaded to our web page. So check back in a month or so and our web page should be much more interesting.  

Lying Press on a Stand by Dale Turner Still Working Well

I’m just about finished with another replica of our original 1733 Bible. I’m still enjoying using my new laying press on a stand that Dale Turner made for me. It really makes the job much easier.  It is starting to show a few nick and scratches from use.  I think that they make it even more beautiful.  

The Chaplain at Breed’s Hill

This Day in History:  June 16, 1775 the Battle of Breed’s Hill was fought.  This is the painting, The Chaplain at Breed’s Hill by artist: Ken Riley. It represents a scene, during the battle, when Chaplain David Avery, who was with the troops at Breed’s Hill, was ministering to the wounded.


The George Washington Inn’s Bible of the Revolution

I’m cutting the text block of this 1782 Bible of the Revolution. It was the first Bible in English to be Made in America. This replica will be going to the George Washington Inn, 939 Finn Hall Road, Port Angeles, Washington. Look for this Bible in their library next month. To learn more about this Bible, visit our web page at the following link:   Click Here 

Band Nippers

Even wonder how I get the bands or hubs on the spine of my books to look so nice? I use these band nipper pliers that you can see in this photo. This is the same 1733 Bible that I have been working on for the past several weeks. It is part of a trade that I am making for a replica of Thomas Jefferson’s library book stand. The one in the photos below is not mine. Mine is in the process of being stained a dark cherry or mahogany color. Learn more about this Bible on my web page at the following link:  Click Here 

For Sale:  $195: 1767 Isaac Watts Hymnal

This is a photo of Tim Abbott with his 1767 Isaac Watts Hymnal that I made for him. It was taken during the reenactment of the Battle of Monmouth. Tim is a member of the 1st New Jersey Regt., Continental Line.   I currently have two of these Hymnals in stock.  Let me know, if you would like one.  To learn more about our replica of our original Isaac Watts Hymnal, click the following link:  Click Here

Free Pocket Size New Testament

A while back, I ordered at least 150 issues of the Christian History Magazines that had to do with the 18th century and gave them away with every order that was shipping in a medium or large size US Post Office Priority Mail medium or large size box.  I ran out of the magazines last month.  I am thinking about ordering more, if they still have the available,  plus a bunch of their latest issue about the Baptist.  In the meantime, I am going to be giving away this pocket size New Testament with every order where there is room for it to fit.