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Re: [BKARTS] A caution to press buyers



For lighter, but sturdy, nipping presses and other book arts supplies, you might want to check out woodandmetalcraft.com. He makes affordable and very well-built tools.

Rachel


On Nov 29, 2007, at 1:40 AM, MelissaJay Craig wrote:


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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