Welcome To Bookbindesigns

We offer a wide range of high-quality gouges & single pallets

Gouges & Single Pallets 

Gouges & single pallets are typically used for creating lines and curves on the spine and covers of leather books.  These are essential to a bookbinders collection.

Bookbindesigns engrave designer sets of Gouges consisting of 20 or 40 tools. We also supply Single Lined Pallets sets of 10. Please see our catalogue for our full range. 

All of our Pallets and Gouges are engraved to the highest standard. The Gouges are formed to the required curves. This makes for easy sighting when laying the tool down.

A starter sets of Pallets and Gouges are available upon request.


All of our Gouges and Pallets come complete with Ash hardwood handles and chrome ferrules. These tools require heat to make the impression onto leather. The tools work well using gold leaf, foil or simply blind embossed. The outside forms are cut closely to the design in order to improve sighting. 

If the design you require is not in the catalogue, Bookbindesigns are able to make bespoke Hand Tools/Hand Stamps from artworks, photographs, PDF, AI, old leather prints or any other format you may have.

Please contact us to discuss your design and size requirements.

What People Say …..

We recently needed a set of Greek handle letters engraved to match our existing English font. Normally, bespoke tools are very expensive and take ages to arrive. We contacted Kevin and received a quote within a few hours. The next day the tools arrived cut exactly to our specification. The handle tools are easy to sight and the engraving is deep, providing a good, clean impression. Quality craftsmanship and service. Highly recommended.

Father Thomas

I have had the pleasure of ordering tools at Bookbindesigns several times. Every time I am very happy with the beautiful tools with very high quality. Contacting Kevin, the business owner is pure pleasure! Thank you Kevin for your time and excellent tools.

Marcin Praski

My order arrived yesterday as promised. When I opened the box I just thought “Wow” they are absolutely stunning, so 
beautiful with crisp clean lines. I’ve never used a wheel before and was
so excited the first line I did looked as if I’ve been doing this all my
life!  I love all the finishing touches especially the box to store my
set of stamps in with the number of the set mounted on a brass plaque.
Your professionalism and skills are very much appreciated and I look
forward to expanding my collection of tools hand crafted by you.
Susie Fletcher

All Enquiries Welcome

Call Mon-Fri 8.00am - 6.00pm UK Time

UK Landline / 01903 386 482

Mobile / Kevin 07852 995 228

Mobile / Kerry 07435 568 429

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