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Teflon Bone Folders - Best Paper Folding Tool - Large 7 inch, Small 6 inch and Rib Folder - Doesn't Harm Delicate Paper, Doesn't Get Dirty

Teflon Bone Folders - Best Paper Folding Tool - Large 7 inch, Small 6 inch and Rib Folder - Doesn't Harm Delicate Paper, Doesn't Get Dirty

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Overview

  • Craft type: Bookbinding, Card making & stationery, Origami, Upholstery
  • Tools power source: Hand
  • Materials: solid high tech Teflon, bookbinder tested, will not mark delicate paper, essential bookbinding tool, paper crafting must have, will last for years
  • Favorited by: 56 people
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Description

I am so excited that I found a great supplier for my most favorite bookbinding tool of all time: TEFLON BONE FOLDERS - they are the very best for folding paper! Not only that, I have THREE sizes available, including a wonderfully ergonomic Rib shape that takes the pressure off your thumbs when you're folding lots of paper.

NOW, I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING: $20 for a STICK? Bear with me though!

Read on for lots of details, swipe through the listing for lots of photos. These make *excellent* gifts for scrapbookers, gifts for bookbinders, gifts for secretaries or gifts for paper artists, or anyone who folds paper often or does lots of crafts. Once you get one, you won't know how you lived without it.

Please note that these are best for applications where you'll be burnishing down book covers, glueing paper together or folding paper, using them on sharp edges or very hard materials might scuff them because they are softer than traditional bone folders.

Video demonstration of bone folder vs teflon folder: https://vimeo.com/274126019
Video of folding lots of signatures with the Rib shape: https://vimeo.com/274144838

What is a teflon folder? Well a traditional bone folder is a thin stick of polished animal bone (yes, it really is bone, unless you get an uncommon plastic one) that bookbinders, scrapbookers, collage artists and even office worker use to help fold, crease and burnish paper.

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Traditional Bone folders are the standard for paper crafting and can be found in every craft store, but there are a few drawbacks:


1. They can "glaze" paper - create a shiny spot or line where you press down hard
(check out this video I made demonstrating: https://vimeo.com/274126019)
2. they can become glue-encrusted and you have to wash them
3. They are made out of animal bones (could be problematic if you are vegetarian)
4. They can tear glue-soaked paper if you don't use a buffer like waxed paper when burnishing

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What's the answer? TEFLON.

You read that right - like what's on a non-stick frying pan.

Teflon is a brand name of polytetraflouroethelyne (PTFE for short) an inert polymer (so, kind of like nylon) that is highly is resistant to corrosion and it is extremely slippery - that's why it's applied to pans to make them super easy to clean. Teflon is harmless unless you vaporize it at very high heat (like temperatures over 300 centigrade or 572 Fahrenheit), which is why they say you should avoid heating a teflon coated pan with nothing in it - but I digress, unless you're working inside a volcano, you probably don't need to worry.

Each of these non-stick bone folders is made from SOLID teflon.

It's hard to describe what they feel like - very slippery, almost soft, but with a nice weight to them, heavier than a traditional bone folder. Each of these bone folders has gently rounded edges, except for where they are more squared off for easy creasing.

----------------------------------------------------------

Advantages to Teflon folders include:

1. They DON'T leave shiny marks on paper
2. Glue cannot adhere to them. Basically you just scratch the dried glue off with your fingernail and they're perfectly clean
3. They can be used to burnish glued paper, without any buffer sheet, see #1
4. They don't develop dents or grooves in the side as easily (I haven't extensively tested this but so far it seems true)
5. They feel great to hold because they're like the smoothest material in the world


----------------------------------------------------------

I hope I've talked you into trying one! If you order one, I will send a coupon for free shipping toward a future order because I'm sure you'll find that you love them so much that you want all three. Yes, I know they're pretty expensive, but it's a solid chunk of TEFLON! So futuristic! This is a solid investment into your crafting hobby or business, trust me. If you don't think so, you can return it and I will give you your money back!

Large 7" Teflon folder is great for:

1. Burnish book covers
2. glue down collages
3. fold signatures
(actual dimensions: 6.75"x.75")

Small 6" Teflon folder is great for:

1. Get into nooks and crannies for fine detail work
2. delaminating spatula (AKA peeling things up)
3. scoring with the sharp flat edge
(actual dimensions: 6"x.5")


Rib Shape Teflon folder is great for:

1. Folding signatures or greeting cards
2. burnishing covers
3. really the most multipurpose with one straight side, one rounded side, one pointy side, one flat side and it fits great in the palm of your hand!
(actual dimensions: 4.25"x2.5"x.25 thick")

----------------------------------------------------------

A set of all 3 makes a wonderful gift (to yourself...or someone else!)

I have a limited number in stock and ready to ship.

5-7 day Domestic shipping is the standard option, you can also upgrade to 2-3 day Priority mail for a few dollars more.

International orders will be shipped via Standard air mail which can take 2-5 weeks, or international priority mail which takes about 1 week (but is three times as expensive).
I am so excited that I found a great supplier for my most favorite bookbinding tool of all time: TEFLON BONE FOLDERS - they are the very best for folding paper! Not only that, I have THREE sizes available, including a wonderfully ergonomic Rib shape that takes the pressure off your thumbs when you're folding lots of paper.

NOW, I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING: $20 for a STICK? Bear with me though!

Read on for lots of details, swipe through the listing for lots of photos. These make *excellent* gifts for scrapbookers, gifts for bookbinders, gifts for secretaries or gifts for paper artists, or anyone who folds paper often or does lots of crafts. Once you get one, you won't know how you lived without it.

Please note that these are best for applications where you'll be burnishing down book covers, glueing paper together or folding paper, using them on sharp edges or very hard materials might scuff them because they are softer than traditional bone folders.

Video demonstration of bone folder vs teflon folder: https://vimeo.com/274126019
Video of folding lots of signatures with the Rib shape: https://vimeo.com/274144838

What is a teflon folder? Well a traditional bone folder is a thin stick of polished animal bone (yes, it really is bone, unless you get an uncommon plastic one) that bookbinders, scrapbookers, collage artists and even office worker use to help fold, crease and burnish paper.

----------------------------------------------------------

Traditional Bone folders are the standard for paper crafting and can be found in every craft store, but there are a few drawbacks:


1. They can "glaze" paper - create a shiny spot or line where you press down hard
(check out this video I made demonstrating: https://vimeo.com/274126019)
2. they can become glue-encrusted and you have to wash them
3. They are made out of animal bones (could be problematic if you are vegetarian)
4. They can tear glue-soaked paper if you don't use a buffer like waxed paper when burnishing

----------------------------------------------------------

What's the answer? TEFLON.

You read that right - like what's on a non-stick frying pan.

Teflon is a brand name of polytetraflouroethelyne (PTFE for short) an inert polymer (so, kind of like nylon) that is highly is resistant to corrosion and it is extremely slippery - that's why it's applied to pans to make them super easy to clean. Teflon is harmless unless you vaporize it at very high heat (like temperatures over 300 centigrade or 572 Fahrenheit), which is why they say you should avoid heating a teflon coated pan with nothing in it - but I digress, unless you're working inside a volcano, you probably don't need to worry.

Each of these non-stick bone folders is made from SOLID teflon.

It's hard to describe what they feel like - very slippery, almost soft, but with a nice weight to them, heavier than a traditional bone folder. Each of these bone folders has gently rounded edges, except for where they are more squared off for easy creasing.

----------------------------------------------------------

Advantages to Teflon folders include:

1. They DON'T leave shiny marks on paper
2. Glue cannot adhere to them. Basically you just scratch the dried glue off with your fingernail and they're perfectly clean
3. They can be used to burnish glued paper, without any buffer sheet, see #1
4. They don't develop dents or grooves in the side as easily (I haven't extensively tested this but so far it seems true)
5. They feel great to hold because they're like the smoothest material in the world


----------------------------------------------------------

I hope I've talked you into trying one! If you order one, I will send a coupon for free shipping toward a future order because I'm sure you'll find that you love them so much that you want all three. Yes, I know they're pretty expensive, but it's a solid chunk of TEFLON! So futuristic! This is a solid investment into your crafting hobby or business, trust me. If you don't think so, you can return it and I will give you your money back!

Large 7" Teflon folder is great for:

1. Burnish book covers
2. glue down collages
3. fold signatures
(actual dimensions: 6.75"x.75")

Small 6" Teflon folder is great for:

1. Get into nooks and crannies for fine detail work
2. delaminating spatula (AKA peeling things up)
3. scoring with the sharp flat edge
(actual dimensions: 6"x.5")


Rib Shape Teflon folder is great for:

1. Folding signatures or greeting cards
2. burnishing covers
3. really the most multipurpose with one straight side, one rounded side, one pointy side, one flat side and it fits great in the palm of your hand!
(actual dimensions: 4.25"x2.5"x.25 thick")

----------------------------------------------------------

A set of all 3 makes a wonderful gift (to yourself...or someone else!)

I have a limited number in stock and ready to ship.

5-7 day Domestic shipping is the standard option, you can also upgrade to 2-3 day Priority mail for a few dollars more.

International orders will be shipped via Standard air mail which can take 2-5 weeks, or international priority mail which takes about 1 week (but is three times as expensive).

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