...past the Japanese-style outhouse. I think you can work out for yourself how it is used (ok, confession time--I had very little confidence in my aim, so I just kept on walking until I got to the outhouse with a seat):
And here is my book, in it's embryonic stages. I'm using a sewing frame to stitch the pages to flax cords:
We also learned to select straight-grained wood, and split it into pieces for wooden book covers. Here is a selection of wood that Jim split. It is almost entirely reclaimed wood:
I will spend the next week or so using hand tools in an attempt to create something that looks more or less like these books, made by Jim.
Coming in the next post: how to use a hand saw very badly, what horses have to do with books, and so forth....