Bill Ritchie Work in Colorado
Scott Skinner Collection
Galleon Halfwood Press #2
2010. Galleon Halfwood Press. Serial No. 90002. Specifications: Roller diameter 2 1/4" x 9" long, top and bottom. Bed is 5/16" thick polycarbonate, 9" x 26". The overall length is 27"; overall width is 13 3/4"; overall height is 15". Weight is 50 lbs.; Drive wheel is 12" diameter stainless steel, geared for a 3:1 mechanical advantage. Woods used are Brazilian ipe, Gaboon ebony and African mahogany.
Artist's comment: A mutual friend recommended Scott visit our family art gallery on Scott's stay in Seattle, where there was a Galleon Halfwood Press on display. Scott decided to add a Galleon Halfwood to his design studio in Colorado. You can learn all about Scott Skinner on his Web site. Plus, a fascinating article about kites in the Seattle Times.
Scott Skinner and image of his work, a HUGE kite made of prints.
You can see his press tested before it left Seattle on YouTube, a total of 20 minutes in two parts - Part 1 and Part 2. Note that Part 2 begins with a review, and then proceeds after about a minute.
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