Here’s a photo from last night after installing the bed and leveling the press in place — closer and closer!
This afternoon, the new press finally stands up on its own four legs and just after this photo was shot, I mounted the main end-plates and the bottom roller now sits safely in its bearings hanging in position on from the press rails… Everything has fit perfectly so far… I’m waiting for the inevitable ‘disaster’, […]
This is a progress report (with many photos) showing a long-term project underway — my design and manufacture of a large (about 5×10 foot) woodblock printing press for shin moku-hanga (new Japanese woodblock prints). Late in 2004, I decided to produce large woodblock prints — larger than I was able working alone and using a […]
Just thought I’d let you know that I have a new carving “assistant”! I tell her exactly what to do and how to do it, and she goes to it! She’s GREAT! Fast, too! Yesterday she carved 24 — yes, you heard me right — TWENTY-FOUR — pretty complex chuban blocks for me and they […]