Greetings from the President.
Please note the previous messages  sent to members regarding July AGM have been changed.
Meeting July 27th On ZOOM   
7pm  Please Join us for the online AGM, a discussion of the upcoming events  and a discussion of some of the buy swap and sell that we cant have face to face. Please contact the secretary for the zoom codes  secretary  at Committee meets at 6pm.
Royal  Show is coming in September .
We will be there for at least 2 days with demonstrations and displays. We will have a special display for the Guilds 40th year
40 Years , 40 Bookbinders, 40 Books . The display is well underway. If you are a member or past member and haven't been contacted yet please help us and give us a call. President is handling the calls. More information as we develop the display.
And also at the Show entries for the bookbinding competition are open now, close on August 18 so get those books ready. Books can be dropped at a number of committee members houses close to show time, let us know in advance to arrange that, and  we will arrange to take them in to the show. You will be able to drop them at the show according to the application form. But you must get the applications into the show by so contact the RASV for entry forms. Good cash prizes to be had.
Making Marbling trays and accessories. We are planning a Saturday workshop to make trays, having access to a woodworking shop with all the right stuff. out in the eastern suburbs.  I hope to have the materials prices soon. You will need to register, for now expressions of interest to the President so we can work the volume and prices of materials. We will make the tray , with relevant accessories , draining board, and combs. Materials will be cut on the large saws, then drilled, sanded, glued and nailed, ready to be taken home and given the final coats of paint. More information soon.  Please send expressions of interest to the secretary at
Shopping Trail
Coming up depending on Covid, a shopping trail. Our intrepid secretary is at present lining up a travel route of all the Melbourne suppliers of everything from knife sharpening, to paint supplies, paper, cloth, leather and more. Got a favourite supplier, Give the secretary an email at and maybe he wont have it and will add it to the trip. Register your interest now secretary at
Equipment available
offers invited, call the president if you wish to make an offer. Also a couple of Nipping  presses.

Book Press - Fast acting 

 Platen  Size:-  Length 490 mm  Width 360 mm Daylight (hight) 180mm approx.

 In operation the approximate opening is set wth the hand lever in the raised position, the object to be pressed inserted, the hand lever lowered and the pressure applied with the hand wheel. Once set at a hight, for following pressings the hand lever may be used without using the hand wheel. 

The press comes with several pressing boards.

The press is heavy so at the present is dismantled making is slightly easer to move but I suggest it may /will require two people to move.


Asking price $450-00  ONO

Situated- Sandringham Vic.

Expressions interest    located Victorian Country