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Stellan Schedin Collection

The passive and active sides of No. 70.

Mini Halfwood Press #70

2010. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60070. 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: Stellan, in Sweden, found the Mini Halfwood on the Web and as we exchanged e-mails we discovered we had some mutual acquaintances. I had been to Sweden on my last sabbatical leave in 1983, so it was easy to visualize his environment, and enjoyable to hear the same names I learned on that trip. You can see those names yourself - just click here.

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