Craftwork tools and kits

  • US 9,731,531 B2
  • Filed: 02/03/2017
  • Issued: 08/15/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/13/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for craftwork comprising:

  • a substantially rectangular base comprising a base width, a base length and a base periphery defining a perimeter of the base, the substantially rectangular base further comprising a workspace configured to support a stampable substrate having a widthwise edge and a lengthwise edge, the substantially rectangular base further comprising a widthwise rectangular ruler comprising indicia spaced at regular intervals and extending generally parallel to the base width and a lengthwise rectangular ruler comprising indicia spaced at regular intervals and extending generally parallel to the base length, the substantially rectangular base further comprising a widthwise rigid raised side portion extending generally parallel to the base width, the widthwise rigid raised side portion extending above the workspace, the widthwise rigid raised side portion bordering the workspace and providing a structure against which the widthwise edge of the stampable substrate may be positioned, the substantially rectangular base further comprising a lengthwise rigid raised side portion extending generally parallel to the base length, the lengthwise rigid raised side portion extending above the workspace, the lengthwise rigid raised side portion bordering the workspace and providing a structure against which the lengthwise edge of the stamp able substrate may be positioned, the lengthwise rigid raised side portion and the widthwise rigid raised side portion being disposed at an angle of approximately 90 degrees relative to each other;

    a substantially rectangular cover portion connected to the base by at least one hinge, the substantially rectangular cover portion configured to pivot from an open position in which the substantially rectangular cover portion does not contact the widthwise and lengthwise rigid raised side portions to a closed position in which the substantially rectangular cover portion is above the workspace, the substantially rectangular cover portion comprising an interior surface facing the base when the substantially rectangular cover portion is in the closed position, the interior surface configured to accept an ink stamp;

    wherein the substantially rectangular cover portion is translucent or clear and is configured to allow a user to see a stampable substrate on the workspace when the substantially rectangular cover portion is in the closed position.

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