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The Rune Works Wood Shop
Every piece I make is hand-selected, from the wood, to the archival-safe materials used, and each design, from the engravings to the stains, will always make each a one-of-a-kind work of art. These are custom and hand-crafted, one at a time, to make the most of woodcraft and fiction, which are two passions of mine. ~R.J.H.
THE BACHMAN BOOKS CASE
This is for four of my favorites written by Stephen King under the alias Richard Bachman. I use black velvet to drape, separate, and pad the first edition books – US editions (we can do the UK too) – to fit into the case horizontally. This is the PC for a limited edition 19, roman numeral XIX.
THE STAND Case: With Licensed Bernie Wrightson Art
“The Trashcan Man” illustration by Bernie Wrightson for Stephen King’s UNCUT book The STAND has been rendered in a fully-fledged engraving in the wood of the TFF Rune Works Rare Book Case. His line work remains some of the most detailed and vibrant I’ve ever seen.
I am making 19 of these book cases (+1 PC copy), by hand. Read more about it here.
The artwork is stunning in person.
I cannot photograph it well enough to show it, but all of the lines of the original are engraved in the wood.
The use of the original piece was personally approved of by Liz Wrightson, as was the final carving of the art in the wood, so that the integrity of the art remains true to Bernie Wrightson’s original vision of the Trashcan Man. I am all about attention to detail, which is why I used a scan of an inscribed copy of The Stand to use to engrave Sai Stephen King’s signature in the front of the RW Book Case.
THE LONG WALK Case
THE LONG WALK By Richard Bachman (RIP) aka Stephen King is one of my all time favorite novels and this has been a hot one – one of my first concepts – a bullet-themed case for when you fall below 4 mph.
J.R.R. TOLKIEN TRAYCASES
This is just one example of a custom Rune Works case for my own ACE first edition paperback trilogy of The Lord Of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.
But many custom hand-crafted pieces can be produced for a special one of a kind case to hold your preciousss Tolkien treasures.
The Wood Shop Is Open
This is a labor of love; I am making these pieces by hand for my most beloved books and other fiction-themed objects to protect them and to make them standout. Art for our art.
~R.J.H. – The Forgotten Fiction’s Rune Works Wood Shop
P.S. Discounts are available for multiple purchases, as are requests for having multiple pieces made from the same piece of wood.
The Long Walk Book Traycase Limited Edition Of 19
Blood spatter is optional, but the three bullets, one embedded, one in alongside the book, and one to keep the latch closed are all non-negotiable on The Walk.
$250 Plus Shipping
THE STAND Case With Licensed Bernie Wrightson Art Limited Edition Of 19
“The Trashcan Man” illustration by Bernie Wrightson for Stephen King’s UNCUT book The STAND has been rendered in a fully-fledged engraving in the wood of the TFF Rune Works Rare Book Case.
Each TFF Rune Works Rare Book Case comes with a limited edition number and a limitation page, and this one includes the image of the art that certifies that this particular piece was personally approved of by Liz Wrightson and it has been officially licensed.
You pick a theme: light or dark. You pick an edition to base the design off of, from the US Doubleday first edition to the Uncut, to the UK Nel first edition. I will hand paint elements, like I did for Flagg’s crows.
These are $400 + sales tax.
The Slinger Case Limited Edition Of 19
The Gunslinger By Stephen King is my favorite book of all time. This edition is nearly gone!
MISERY Display Case Limited Edition Of 52 Lettered
Misery By Stephen King: I commissioned the book’s illustrator in the Suntup editions, Dave Christensen, to do an original piece that I licensed so I could engrave it on a case to either display the back of the case’s scene (stained white for the image/snow), and the rest of the case is stained black and you can show it by spine-side, made to mimic the AGE’s slipcase spine, or show it via the front UV protected glass door, and show off the Suntup slipcase with its typewriter.
The Artist Gift Edition case is $350, the numbered edition is $375, and the lettered edition would require measurements of the book to give a quote (all are plus shipping).
Since letters are important to the book, each will have an “L” typewriter key knob. More Pictures are coming!
LATER Case Limited Editions Of 19 & 99
Later By Stephen King needs a case and I am making a single book case for the pb or hardback that can have your # engraved in it if you want – this is an edition of 99 for $275 + shipping and I am making a two-book tray-case to show off two covers with a limitation of 19.
And artist Paul Mann has given me permission to engrave his remarques too in them too – these are $350 + shipping! More Pictures are coming!
F&SF: The Gunslinger Case Limited Edition Of 19
The Gunslinger By Stephen King was first published serially in Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine. I love matching wood grain and bullets!
This is a roman numeral edition of 19 for $250 + shipping.
J.R.R. TOLKIEN TRAYCASES Limited Editions of 19
A J.R.R. Tolkien tray case is being made for my first ever singe issue Deluxe edition of LOTR, as well as for The Hobbit, and many more are brewing!
Salem's Lot Case Limited Editions Of 26
Salem’s Lot By Stephen King needs a case and I am doing the entire Doubleday series for the first editions! I have licensed Dave Christensen’s cover art to engrave in this beauty! And this will be black surrounding the town!
These are $350 + shipping and it is a lettered edition of 26! More Pictures are coming!
Startling Mysteries Case Limited Edition Of 19
Startling Mysteries published some of Stephen King’s earliest tales, like the two in these magazines: “The Reaper’s Image” and “The Glass Floor” – check out my engraving for those!
This is an edition of 19 for $400 + shipping with a limitation of 19.
On the books, there are many projects coming, and some more are always tinkering around in my head.
One in particular I am only waiting on a big reveal is for The Silence Of The Lambs By Thomas Harris! There was a gift ARC given by Suntup to its loyal clients, and I made a case for Hannibal to keep him behind bars and glass…literally!
Some big projects and collaborations are in the works, so look out and keep an eye on our site, email list, and/or our social media pages.
If you have an idea for something you would like made custom, please email me here!