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Re: [BKARTS] A caution to press buyers



Sorry forgot the link :-(

http://www.binderyinabox.com/site_files/bindery.html

--- rj <h9022@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Take a look at the following site. Can not recommend it from personal
> experience but it might be what you want.
> 
> I have been considering getting it but it is a tad pricey.
> 
> rj
> 
> --- 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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