hand binding a pocket 1733 New Testament: part one

I’ve been working on a pocket size 1733 New Testament for Tim Iten this week.  I just finished getting the text block all sewn together.  I haven’t done any book binding since June 1st when I hurt my back.  A few weeks after I hurt my back, I had my third back surgery.  That is not good. I am not completely over the surgery yet, but decided to try and make this Bible anyway.  You can see a few photos that were taken during the early binding process of this book below.  There will be more photos of the process of this book being made in future blogs.  So, check back often.