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DIY Mini Etching Press No. 4

2013. Mini Etching Press. Serial No. m60004. 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 and tools for assembly.

Comment: In emails between Aarame and I, we determined that a DIY Mini Etching Press might be the answer to her idea for applying her printmaking skills, plus with her organizational skills and contacts she could offer a workshop. I was to come to Nanaimo and join her with two more members to form the workshop. Unfortunately, it didn't happen, but Aarame and the others put their presses together.

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