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[BKARTS] Nipping or standing press materials

I know these are odd questions but... interesting.
Can anyone tell me why the nipping or standing press is open on all sides? I had this question from one of my students and I didn't have an answer.

Also what is the history of the choice of wood for a press and the pressing boards? I have heard birch it the best. Is it because of the smooth grain and strength? I have also heard maple and oak. I know that maple is smooth and oak has more of grain but would be a third choice.

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