Active and passive sides of Mini Halfwood Press No. 85
Mini Halfwood Press No. 85
2011. Mini Halfwood Press. Serial No. 60085. 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, 12 lbs.; drive wheel is 8 inches diameter in stainless steel; the woods are American black walnut with a walnut hood with ipe cladding on the steel. Hood-ends and flat top are capped with ipe. The instrument box is poplar trimmed in ipe. Included are felt blankets, copper plate, Allen Wrench, User's Manual and DVD.
You can see Megan's press test on YouTube here:
Artist's comment: The building of Megan's press actually included support from her parents, who wanted to give her a graduation present. Megan had been passing by the Halfwood Press Workshop which was near her home, she had seen the press, stopped in to chat - and that was that! Megan is a graduate of a California art school and was having success with paper - based arts, and looks forward to advancing her career partly with her own press.
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