Month: October 2013

Monotype Pneumatics: Two steps forward, two steps back!

I put my replacement pneumatic lines on my Monotype caster and replaced the Unit Adding valve mounting plate. You can see them in the photo as the two clean pipes near the bottom, and the two shiny threaded ends second

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

Replacement safety curtain guides for platen press

Stephen Sword, a friend from the Book Arts Guild of Richmond Hill, has a platen press at home fitted with a safety curtain. A metal frame rises above the edge of the platen as the press closes to push the

Posted in Book Arts Guild of Richmond Hill, Equipment Acquisition, Repair, and Maintenance, Kevin, Other people Tagged with:

Western Marbling workshop

We will be holding a workshop in introductory western marbling on Saturday, November 9th, from 9am to 4pm (with a 1-hour lunch break) at our store in New Dundee. This hands-on course provides an overview of the materials and methods

Posted in Our own courses and workshops, Past Events, Us

Monotype Pneumatics: Tubing repair

A previous owner of my Monotype composition caster had done a bit of a butcher job repairing a broken tube under the table. There were two soldered joints (using fittings not designed for solder joints) and two tees with capped

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

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