Making Every Part of a Book from Scratch Is So Much More Work Than I Thought

By Casey Chan on at

A book is a very simple thing, right? It’s just a bunch of paper with some scribbles. But if you wanted to make a book from scratch, it’s basically an impossible task. Watch as Andy George from How to Make Everything chops wood, strips papyrus, makes glue from hide, carve out a pencil from a stick, make a brush from horse hair, and so much more. It’s a really intensive process to get paper from natural materials.


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