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Re: [BKARTS] A caution to press buyers



I'm not sure about those presses. I have seen them on ebay, and they
seem to have OK feedback, but I haven't looked at them in detail. But, a
press doesn't need to be heavy, it just has to be rigid and able to
apply pressure. A screw eliminates the need for weight. 


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----- Original Message -----
From: "J. J. Foncannon" <bolu.bolu@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2007 3:46 pm
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] A caution to press buyers
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

> 	Thanks for the warning.  
> 	I have questions, though.  Just from looking at the photo on the 
> Beech Hill Artisans site, it seems
> to me none of the presses featured could  work. Too frail.  Anyone 
> else have this feeling?
> 	Anoter things:  this organization apparently sells things on EBAY. 
> One thing EBAY is good about is
> in correcting and airing the shabby dealings of any of its sellers. 
> It would be interesting to see
> how it Beech Hill scores in the EBAY ratings.
> 	I purchased an old fashioned heavy metal bookpress on EBAY.  It 
> arrived in perfect condition, and
> has become one of my most valuable assets in the art of 
> bookbinding.  My compliments to the seller.
> 	Of course, it is about as heavy as a tank, but I can't imagine an 
> effective bookpress that isn't
> really heavy.  Seems to go with the territory.
> 
> MelissaJay Craig wrote:
> > 
> > I feel I need to warn the book arts community about a
> > bad experience I had purchasing a wooden press from a
> > mail-order company in Maine called Beech Hill
> > Artisans.
> > 
> > I bought a press for papermaking, but they also make
> > two bookbinding presses (as well as presses for fruit)
> > and sell them via their web site and on eBay.
> > 
> > You can find a link to my warning, with photo
> > documentation, on my home page at:
> > http://web.mac.com/melissajaycraig
> > 
> > Because of the link, I was recently contacted by two
> > other people who had similar experiences with this
> > company, and I decided to speak up. The presses look
> > like feasible low-cost equipment online, and their
> > website contains numerous favorable testimonials, but
> > at least three people have gotten extremely defective
> > equipment, and have been refused refunds. So: beware.
> > 
> > Melissa
> > 
> > Melissa Jay Craig
> > 
> > http://web.mac.com/melissajaycraig
> > 
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