These are Mk 1 and Mk 2 in progress. I have constructed the inner box, added the curved spine and some leather strips to form raised areas. The front cover has been added using a piece of cloth with paper pasted to the reverse. This will form a strong hinge. All corners and the base were strengthened by adhering a strip of thin paper to each one.
The back cover has had a second piece of grey board added to it to build it up to match the front cover. The front has yet to have another piece of board added with a space cut in the centre ready to accommodate a piece of embroidery which is added once the leather has been attached to the whole of the outside of the book box.