Carving My Books
After the purchase of my new (reconditioned) power tool...Sonicrafter (check it out in my youtube video)...I've been cutting "holes" in some of my old books. Even though this is not a "new" idea, I'm always looking for ways to broaden my approach to assemblage work. I've experimented with a few books in the past, using a case cutter (with multiple changes of razor blades), but nothing beats the power and ease of this tool for slicing through the covers and pages of a book. It's pretty easy to finish off the hole inside the book...either with a bit of sanding and spray paint, or actually constructing a lining with wood or papers. I've got some small, old frames that finish the project, after I've done my assemblage work inside the space.