Exquisitely crafted Teflon Implements. Distinctly superior to other Teflon Tools that are available. Perfectly proportioned Tools.
The Story of Teflon Tools
I began making and selling Teflon Tools in 1989 after a Gary Frost-inspired brainstorm at the Minnesota PBI (Paper and Book Intensive). After a short while Cindy Mowery of Bookmakers became interested and began selling the LARGE and SMALL Folders. Other Teflon tool designs (seen below) came out in succeeding years, arising directly from my restoration work. ( N.B. – The design of the SPLITTING KNIFE is common, and familiar to paper conservators for many years. It is not one of my designs. )
Knock-offs of the LARGE and SMALL FOLDER can be found without difficulty.
The tools you see below are superior in detail and function to any of them.
Pure virgin Teflon (PTFE)
are gentle on
Famously ideal for
applying pressure directly onto cloth, paper,
or other fragile materials.
— non-reactive —
manipulation in acidic or caustic
These LARGE and SMALL FOLDERS are standard tools in workboxes
around the world.
6 1/2"(length) x 3/4"(width) x 3/8"(thickness)
16.5 cm x 1.9 cm x .9 cm
5 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.
10.5"(length) x 1"(width) x 3/8"(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.
6 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 pressure onto small repairs using Japanese tissue ("domed" tip down, use it like a fingertip — flat-down also works well), and ultra-sensitive application of localized pressure, generally. Also excellent for delamination of labels or other small-sized items.
6 1/2"(length) x 7/16"(width ) x 3/8"(thickness)
16.5 x 1.2 cm x .65 cm
The MICROSPATULA : useful for manipulating very small pieces or places, or for delamination of smaller items. The tip has a very small spatula shape. A very sensitive tool which I use frequently in my own work.
6 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.