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DIY: Section Punch Tool by Marenne DIY: Section Punch Tool by Marenne
This is a very handy tool for bookbinding. It makes punching holes in your sections a lot easier. The 45 degree recess was made by a local carpenter using his rotating circular saw. (It took 3 minutes!) The top part was destroyed in the process, so I made that part out of cardboard. Different versions allow for variation.

Feel free to use this as a guide to create your own!
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Fallingstarlane Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
wow - more inspiration!! i have wanted to make books for many years, but couldn't get the ideas in my head right - this makes so much sense!! very clever - good job demonstrating!
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Marenne Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome :)
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Alabazter Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
thank you. very useful. :worship:
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Marenne Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
you're very welcome :)
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Lera-star Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
if i made one out of mill borde would that work as well? because i have no acess to wood really...or a carpenter
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Marenne Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't really know what mill borde is. But if it's some kind of cardboard I think you could always try. Other solution is to grab a phonebook, open it up at the middle and use that...
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Lera-star Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
ahhh um mill board is what we call the board used for hard cover books here
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Marenne Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
We call it Escaboard :P But to the point. I once made a cutting mold out of several layers glued together, with elegant curves (a lot of sanding), so I usuppose it can be done. Not with folding though, I don't think that'll withstand the pressure...
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Lera-star Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
ah okay thank you. sounds like a fun project to try and take on :)
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Marenne Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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WrenchMan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Very nice solution.

The channel at the bottom of the V-groove provides for positive penetration of the awl when punching, and allows one base to be used for many different hole spacings. Also a very elegant solution for the hole spacing jig. I like that you have several and each can do one or more spacing configurations. When Spring comes I'll have to break out the table saw and make one :)
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Marenne Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I find it's the best solution for me. I hope it's of use to you in the future too! :)
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Wrane Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Niiiiiice. I might get something like this fabricated soon. In the meantime, an old (VERY THICK) algebra solutions manual from a class I took back in the day works. I just open it to the middle page and lay my scored signatures into it an plow away with an awl. Nice work here, way to go! Fav.
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Marenne Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very creative solution :) There are so many ways to do this. This one works best for me though :) Thanks for the fav :D
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ynguer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
I have seen this supports for punching signatures before, but never thought of them as useful. With these triangular rulers for many sizes of paper and punching designs ot certainly gets more attractive.... ^^
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Marenne Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I was thinking the same thing. Only one pre-determined ruler doesn't do much good for what it costs. Now that I've made my own, I've got to admit that I use it all the time. I can even punch through a stack of admirable hight in one go! :P
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