Bill Ritchie design in Canada
Laura Feeleus Collection
DIY Mini Etching Press No. 7
Ritchie's c omment: Laura, from Victoria on Canada's Vancouver Island, BC, sent me a message after I announced the availability of the DIY Mini Etching Press. At the same time, Aarame Robillard, in Nanaimo agreed to arrange a workshop and Laura joined. The workshop didn't happen, so the three workshop members assembled their own, and Laura sent a snapshot of her finishe press and first proofs.
Press specifications: Made in 2013. Mini Etching Press. Serial No. m60007. Top and bottom rollers are 1.5 x 6 and 5.5 inches. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 14.5 inch polycarbonate with steel rack; overall length is 15 inches; overall width is 9 inches; overall height is 10 inches; weight, about 13 lbs; hand-welded stainless steel drive wheel is 8 inches diameter. Bed is rack-driven, approximating a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Wood is solid American black walnut. Pressure screws are linked and synchronized. Includes two etching felts, user's manual and tools for assembly.
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