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Re: [BKARTS] A caution to press buyers



So I have a question for the list: Is there a way to make a portable book/paper press from supplies available from a local hardware store? Or do you need to buy one from a manufacturer? And if so, what are the recommendations either way?

Thanks,

Kathy

On Nov 29, 2007, at 12:15 AM, MelissaJay Craig wrote:

I should have clarified: I thought the press would be
feasible for light, occasional duty.  I wanted
something portable, to take with me on residencies,
for light pressing of freshly made papers I would then
sculpt with. When I ordered, there were different
photos on the site as well as different descriptions.
I have an old cast-iron nipping press in my home
bindery, and a home-made, much heavier pressing
arrangement for papermaking in my studio.
People are always looking for affordable alternatives
to heavier equipment, for a variety of reasons. I
remembered a discussion here years ago, when people
were buying wooden presses from Pottery Barn, so I
wanted to put out a warning.
cheers,
Melissa

	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?


Melissa Jay Craig

http://web.mac.com/melissajaycraig

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