Bill Ritchie Design Work in France
Lionel Pailler Collection
Passive and active sides of Lionel's press
Frigate Halfwood Press No. 5
Press Specifications: Made in 2013. Frigate Halfwood Press. Serial No. 750005. Specifications: Roller diameter 1 7/8" x 7.5" long, top and bottom. Bed is 3/8" polycarbonate, 7 1/2" x 21". The overall length is 22"; overall width is 12 3/4"; overall height is 13". Weight is 26 lbs.; Drive wheel is 10 1/2" diameter stainless steel. The bed is rack-driven, approximating a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Woods used are American black walnut with wenge interlayering. The pressure screws are linked and synchronized. The press included three etching felts, user's manual and plus a PressGhost memory and USB extension cable for connecting to any computer. A complimentary print from the press test by Bill Ritchie is also included.
Bill Ritchie 's comment: Lionel wrote to me in 2012, expressing interest in a Halfwood. He ordered a Frigate in April, and by June 2nd it was ready to ship. Later he sent me a greeting card with his print on it! A while later, he wrote to say he broke the gear, and could it be fixed? He sent snapshots. With Tom Kughler, we arranged a fix - Tom made a replacement part and I made a video explaining how to fix it and Lionel fixed his press!
Greeting card from Lionel Pailler.
See Lionel's press tested before it was shipped
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