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Re: [BKARTS] A caution to press buyers



There are instructions for making a press on the Book
Arts Web home page, titled "Standing Press" in the
Tutorials section of the links pages.  
cheers,
Melissa

--- Kathleen Garness <kmgfinearts@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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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