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Hollander/Laid Wire Mold
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
- Subject: Hollander/Laid Wire Mold
- From: Orren Kickliter <Cowbooth@AOL.COM>
- Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 02:09:01 EST
- Message-Id: <199801240747.XAA21898@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "Book_Arts-L: The list for all the book arts!" <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
I am an obsessive do it yourself kind of person. Currently, I am designing a
Hollander beater and would like to avoid the unreasonable costs of my local
machine shop. Is there anyone that makes or sells rollers and bed plates?
Also, I have made a number of laid wire paper molds that work rather well. I
made a kit for my mother based on one my designs and she thought other
papermakers might be interested in it. I have no idea of how many people, in
the world or on this list, are making paper . I would consider making 15 or
more of these kits if I can find enough people that are interested. The kit
would consist of a lap jointed oak frame and deckle, and pine ribs with
doweled ends. Assembly of the mold and deckle would require the insertion of
dowels into pre-drilled holes and gluing, followed by a generous application
of linseed oil. Foolproof directions, materials, and a template will be
provided for assembling and attaching the screen. The assembly time for a 6"
by 9" fine wire screen is about 3 hours. I would probably make two different
size moulds, and provide chain link widths and screen wire dimensions based on
interest. The costs would be according to size, about $150-250.
I went to the Nov. 1997, Book Arts Fair in Washington D.C. and saw a number of
papermakers displaying their paper. I saw few displays with laid paper. Is
laid paper not popular among papermakers?