Bill Ritchie design in California
Cathy Greenwald Collection
Caption: Mini Etching Press similar to this studio example.
DIY Mini Etching Press No. 24
Bill Ritchie's comment: Cathy ordered her DIY Mini Etching Press in March, 2015. She works for Seacrest School in Half Moon Bay, Californa.
About the press: Made in 2014. Mini Etching Press. Serial No. m60024. Specifications: 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, DVD and tools for assembly.
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