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I will not suffer a rinky dink press
December 18, 2013, 1:58 pm
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This is my bookbinding press and it’s dog ugly it’s quite the nastiest bit of equipment I own it’s also the most effective. I couldn’t possibly be doing the Laura Ashley smock wearing bookbinding with this press on the bench.

It’s living beating heart is a car jack form Halfords. They cost £15.99.


It’s got two slabs of marine ply, four lengths of threaded bar, washers, nuts, and wing nuts.


It’s got a little bit of plate to receive the hydraulic press.


I could have made it a little bit pretty with some varnish and I could have put some bracing on the top.

But it works really good. I would think of replacing it with a beauty boy.


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Oh it is a brute … but a little to much for my lino cuts. 🙂

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