Among my favorite tools is this wonderful folding rib that was designed by Christine Cox of Volcano Arts. If I had to choose only one bone folder to have in my studio, this would be it. I prefer options and actually have several different tools in this category, but if going to a desert island with limited luggage, this would be the one.
I can use it like a regular bone folder to score a page and sharpen a crease.
It works well with the scoring board I like to use.
It’s shape fits comfortably in my hand.
It has the benefits of a Teflon bone folder.
It smooths larger areas at a time and more easily. I especially love it for covering Davey board with paper or fabric for book covers.
It’s a dream to use for box making. The curved end gets in tight spaces and allows detail work. The square end is great for getting into inside box corners.
It is shorter than a traditional bone folder so it fits better in my pockets.
Tempted to try it? You can buy it directly from Christine Cox at Volcano Arts, or if you’re ordering from Talas already, you can buy it from them.
Do you have a favorite shape or material bone folder? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!