A year ago a friend gave me some scraps of cherry wood left over from one of his class projects. I have since used them in various art projects of my own; the latest being this book sewing frame. There are several techniques of bookbinding that require a frame. However the cheapest pre-made frame I was able to track down was over $100. This one cost less than $3 (for the hardware). I’m pleased it turned out as the directions specified, and hope to start experimenting with it soon.