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Active and passive sides of Mini Halfwood Press No. 88.

Mini Halfwood Press No. 88

2011. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60088. Rollers are 1.5 x 5.75 inches top and bottom. The bed is 1/4 x 6 x 17 inch polycarbonate (the standard); overall length is 17.5 inches; overall width is 9 inches; overall height is 10 inches; weight, about 14 lbs; drive wheel is 8 inches diameter in stainless steel; the woods are cocobolo, ebony, and red heart on the hood-ends; red heart caps the flat top. The instrument box is bocote trimmed in cocobolo and bloodwood. Included are felt blankets, copper plate, Allen Wrench, User's Manual and DVD.

The hood of this cocobolo press is capped on the ends with ebony and bloodwood.

You can see Bill testing Michael's press tested on YouTube:

Artist's comment: Michael called me from San Francisco and asked if I could use a piece of cocobolo he had on hand to make a Mini Halfwood. I said yes, and he sent me cocobolo and bocote woods for the box. This is the first cocobolo Mini Halfwood; it's a piece of work to use, and maybe the last one I will make.

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