Bill Ritchie Work in Pennsylvania
Joan Grimord Collection
The passive and active sides of No. 67
Mini Halfwood Press #67
Specifications: 2010. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60067. Specifications: Rollers are 1.5 x 5.75 inches top and bottom. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 17 inches in polycarbonate (the standard); overall length is 17.5 inches; overall width is 9 inches; overall height is 10 inches; weight, 12 lbs.; drive wheel is 8 inches diameter in stainless steel; the woods used are black walnut base with ipe inlay and cladding the steel, walnut hood capped with ipe. The instrument box is poplar, baltic birch trimmed in ipe. Included are felt blankets, copper plate, Allen Wrench, User's Manual (with an excerpt from the out-of-print, Halfwood Press-The Story, now available as a Kindle book) and DVD.
Artist's comment: Joan makes miniatures, so when she noticed the Mini Halfwood Press online, she thought to get one, made her reservation and then, thanks to her spouse, it was to be her Christmas present. When it was time to test her press, Santa himself showed up! See this in the video, below.
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