Month: June 2013

Waterloo Mini Maker Faire this Saturday!

We’re starting to get things ready to bring to our papermaking demonstration at the Waterloo Mini Maker Faire which will take place this Saturday, June 15th 2013, at Kitchener City Hall. The Faire runs from 10am-10pm, and its looks like

Posted in Past Events, Sheet forming, Us, Waterloo Mini Maker Faire

Monotype pump head parts cleaning completed

All the parts for the pump head on my Monotype Composition caster are now clean and mostly shiny. There are two cotter (split) pins which I did not bother cleaning since I plan on replacing them. The lower crosshead 19H1,

Posted in Equipment Acquisition, Repair, and Maintenance, Kevin, Monotype Composition Caster

Progress on our Rural Routes auction item

The monthly auction of items to support the Rural Routes Studio Tour continues. This month’s auction features a set of three beautiful flowerpots mounted on a pine plank, from Dundee Pottery and Stained Glass. We are still working on our

Posted in Bookbinding, Kevin, Rural Routes Studio Tour Group

A little spring cleaning

The only parts of the Monotype pump head left to clean are the three long springs. To soak these in paint remover I made a trough from aluminum foil with the ends folded over several times. Some scraps of lumber

Posted in Equipment Acquisition, Repair, and Maintenance, Kevin, Monotype Composition Caster

Slotwall display unit for sale

We have a column finished with slotwall along with some slotwall accessories for sale. We formerly used this to display books and other literature. It is approximately 48 inches wide, 12 inches deep, and 37 inches tall, and was made

Posted in Sold

Wool blanket couches for sale

We were doing some cleaning up and ran across a stack of wool blanket couches which we used for papermaking before we were even involved with the Papertrail. We don’t really have a use for them any more so we’re

Posted in Sold

Finished Washi from 2010

A while ago I posted a video of me making washi while we were in Prince Edward Island but I have yet to post anything about the results. Unfortunately we did not take any video of pressing the post, separating

Posted in Hand Papermaking, Kevin, Yahoo Papermaking Gatherings

Monotype pump head disassembly

The third branch of my Monotype pump refitting is the disassembly and cleaning of most of the parts of the pump head. I have started cleaning the parts and have some of the simpler pieces cleaned and ready to re-assemble.

Posted in Equipment Acquisition, Repair, and Maintenance, Kevin, Monotype Composition Caster

Monotype Pump Latch R&R—A special tool avoided

In order to repair two threaded holes in the Monotype caster pump latch, I thought I would have to make an extension for my drill bit because the holes to be drilled were so close to a side arm on

Posted in Equipment Acquisition, Repair, and Maintenance, Kevin, Monotype Composition Caster

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