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Re: Weights



John & Carol Pratt wrote:
>
> I have bags filled with clean sand and covered in cloth cases that are
> wonderful for use over non-flat surfaces.  Other useful weights range
> from train rail of varying sizes, bricks wrapped in paper, sad irons,
> large pieces of angle iron cut two inches wide, filed smooth on the
> edges and painted, a lead brick, chunks of plumbers lead (covered in
> cloth), heavy coffee cup coasters (flat, brass), stacks of large washers
> covered in cloth, and other oddments.  Anything that is heavy,
> heavyish--and I never seem to have enough.  I find them for minimal
> outlay at garage sales, thrift stores, etc.or even free.  You don't
> always need really heavy weights and weights can be combined on top of a
> press board when you do.
>
> Carol Pratt
> Eugene, OR
> ==========
>
> Kevin Thomas wrote:
>
> > What are some good home-made book weights? Can one
> > make heavy-enough weights from everyday objects? I
> > have a nice nipping press that I use for small books,
> > but what do you all use for larger books, boxes, etc.?
> > I'd like to make my own weights, without spending huge
> > amounts of money.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Kevin Thomas
> >
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I have bags filled with clean sand and covered in cloth cases that are
wonderful for use over non-flat surfaces.  Other useful weights range
from train rail of varying sizes, bricks wrapped in paper, sad irons,
large pieces of angle iron cut two inches wide, filed smooth on the
edges and painted, a lead brick, chunks of plumbers lead (covered in
cloth), heavy coffee cup coasters (flat, brass), stacks of large washers
covered in cloth, and other oddments.  Anything that is heavy,
heavyish--and I never seem to have enough.  I find them for minimal
outlay at garage sales, thrift stores, etc.or even free.  You don't
always need really heavy weights and weights can be combined on top of a
press board when you do.

Carol Pratt
Eugene, OR
==========

Kevin Thomas wrote:

> What are some good home-made book weights? Can one
> make heavy-enough weights from everyday objects? I
> have a nice nipping press that I use for small books,
> but what do you all use for larger books, boxes, etc.?
> I'd like to make my own weights, without spending huge
> amounts of money.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Kevin Thomas
>
> __________________________________________________
> Do You Yahoo!?
> Talk to your friends online with Yahoo! Messenger.
> http://im.yahoo.com
>
>              ***********************************************
>             BOOK_ARTS-L: The listserv for all the book arts.
>       For subscription information, the Archive, and other related
>             resources and links go to the Book_Arts-L FAQ at:
>                       <http://www.philobiblon.com>
>              ***********************************************

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      For subscription information, the Archive, and other related
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