Formerly included a Bill Ritchie Design in Washington State
Was in the Barbara Buech Collection
Legacy Mini Halfwood Press #56
Specifications: 2010. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60056. Rollers are solid steel, 1.5 x 5.75 inches top and bottom; bed is 1/4 x 6 x 17 inches polycarbonate; overall length is 17.5 inches, width is 9 inches and height is 10 inches. It weighs 12 lbs.. The drive wheel is 8 inches diameter stainless steel. The woods are black walnut base with ipe cladding steel, walnut hood capped with ipe. The instrument box is poplar, baltic birch trimmed in ipe. Included are felts, copper plate, Allen Wrench, DVD and User's Manual (with an excerpt from, Halfwood Press-The Story, now available at www.amazon.com). Note that this book was revised to be A printmaker's Tale, also on amazon.com.
Comment: I met Barbara Buech at a Daniel Smith Store in October of 2009 when I was giving a demonstration. She ordered a Legacy Mini. She worked at that time mostly in linoleum, so for her press she made a chase for herself. She came to my Halfwood Press Workshop on Taylor Avenue to try it out. One can view the video of this session, below. Ms. Buech sold the press in 2018 to Daniela Hoffman in California.
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