Teflon Tools

Exquisitely crafted Teflon Implements. Distinctly superior to other Teflon Tools that are available. Perfectly proportioned Tools.

 

The Story of Teflon Tools

I began making Teflon tools in 1989, inspired by tools Gary Frost brought to the Paper & Book Intensive that year.  Bookmakers, the major supplier of bookbinding supplies at that time, expressed interest in selling the LARGE and SMALL Teflon Folders.  Interest was immediate and ongoing.  New designs have been added over the years.

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Pure virgin Teflon (PTFE)

T e f l o n   T o o l s

Gentle on materials. 
  Won’t scratch or polish.
Apply pressure directly onto cloth, paper,
and other fragile materials.

Non-reactive
in applications
that require
manipulation in acidic or caustic
environments.

  inquiries welcome
denny@dennisruud.com

The LARGE and SMALL FOLDERS seen here are mainstays
on work benches around the world.

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These  are handmade tools, not products of injection molding.  Making involves a series of shaping and abrasive steps. The result is a tool with the pleasant properties of Teflon and which is also much less likely than bone, wood or metal to polish materials you are working with. 

 

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Large Folder

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA6 1/2"(length)  x  3/4"(width)  x  3/8"(thickness)
16.5 cm x 1.9 cm x .9 cm

The workhorse of Teflon implements for book and paper and leather work.  Ultimate in useful working faces and edges, sized for full hand gripping in delicate or forceful applications.

Price: $20.00

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Small Folder

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA5 1/4"(length)  x  5/8"(width)  x  1/4"(thickness)
13.5 cm x 1.6 cm x .65 cm

As with the larger version, this tool is excellent for direct application of local pressure onto delicate materials in adhesive procedures, and for paper folding, etc.

Price: $17.50

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Microspatula

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA6 1/2"(length)  x  7/16"(width ) x  3/8"(thickness)
16.5 x 1.2 cm x .65 cm

The MICROSPATULA is ideal for manipulating very small pieces or places, or for delaminating smaller items. The tip has a very small spatula shape. A flexible and sensitive tool for very small area manipulations, delamination, or pressure application.

Price: $22.00

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Small Spatula

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA6 5/8"(length)  x  1/2"(width)  x  3/8"(thickness)
17 cm x 1.25 cm x .65 cm

The thin, rounded end is flexible and sensitive. Unsurpassed for applying direct non-damaging pressure, such as with small repairs with Japanese tissue ("domed" tip down, use it like a fingertip — or flat side down also works well), and sensitive application of localized pressure, generally. Also excellent for delaminating labels or other items.

Price: $22.00

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Lifting Spatula

A smaller, thinner, version of the Splitting Knife, for delaminating board, and many other uses.
This is a design recommended to me by others over the years.

 

8"  x  7/8"  x  1/4"

 

 

 

 

Price: $27.50

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Splitting Knife

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA8.25"(length)  x  1"(width)  x  1/4"(thickness — tapers toward tip)
26.5 cm  x  2.5 cm  x  .65 cm

-- tool for delaminating --
A favorite among paper and document conservators. For reducing thickness of card and board mounts.  Other uses as well.

Price: $32.00

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Boxmaker’s Tool

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA6 1/2"(length)  x  7/16"  x  3/8"
16.5 cm x 1.1 cm x .65 cm

Specialty tool for working nice crisp inside corners of boxes and suchlike. Sharp 90 degree edges on the sides, a chisel edge at one end.

Price: $15.50

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