Author: kpmartin

Lubricating Oil for Old Printing Equipment

Many old pieces of printing and typecasting equipment recommend (amongst other products) Mobil Vactra for lubricating some of the sliding surfaces. Locations like journal bearings (where a shaft rotates in a round smooth hole) retain their oil by surface tension.

Posted in Documentation, Useful gadgets and ideas

Should the keta stretch the su?

After some thought, I would say “probably not.” I have a su (bamboo screen for Japanese-style paper making) for which I made a keta (combined support frame and deckle) many years ago. I’ve taken the occasional attempt at making paper

Posted in Kevin, Moulds and Deckles, Sheet forming

39th Grimsby Wayzgoose, April 29th 2017

On April 29th, 2017, the Grimsby Public Art Gallery in Grimsby, Ontario will host the 39th annual Wayzgoose. We’ve managed to snare a spot to sell our wares at this show. We will be selling handmade paper, marbled paper, a

Posted in Grimsby Wayzgoose, Upcoming Events, Us

Hollander Beater and Large Press (Still) Available in Toronto

Please see our updated older posting concerning a 2lb David Reina beater and 40-ton papermaking press available in Toronto. Update: These items have been sold.

Posted in Other people, Sold

New Product Photos: Vats and Drying System

We’ve added a couple more pages describing more of our products: Vats which can be used for sheet forming or storage Our restraint drying system, with photos of the one we use in our shop The can also be found

Posted in Things we sell

Monotype Computer Control: A Long Overdue Update

My last post about this project was over a year ago, wherein I mentioned that I had purchased the aluminum stock to make the main parts of the valve unit. A lot has happened since then, to the point where

Posted in American Typecasting Fellowship, Caster Computer Control, Kevin, Other people Tagged with: ,

The 2016 ATF Conference, Day 4

Actually, there was no official Day 4 for the conference, but the Bixler foundry in Skaneateles and Virgin Wood Type in Rochester both had open houses again for those would couldn’t make the other times. Rochester was on my way

Posted in American Typecasting Fellowship, Conferences and Meet-ups, Kevin, Past Events

The 2016 ATF Conference, Day 3

The third day of the conference took place primarily at the Press & Letterfoundry of Michael and Winifred Bixler in Skaneateles, returning to the hotel in Auburn for the closing banquet in the evening. The morning started with Mike and

Posted in American Typecasting Fellowship, Conferences and Meet-ups, Kevin, Past Events

32nd Annual OCADU Book Arts Fair

Coming up in only 5 days: The 32nd annual OCADU Book Arts Fair, open from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, December 10th, 2016, in the Great Hall at OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street in Toronto. Per the organizers: OCAD University’s

Posted in OCADU Book Arts Fair, Past Events, Us

The 2016 ATF Conference, Day 2

The second day of the conference was spent at Wells College, in Aurora, on the East shore of Cayuga Lake. We started off with a hearty breakfast at the dining hall. It was another dreadfully hot day, and many of

Posted in American Typecasting Fellowship, Conferences and Meet-ups, Kevin, Past Events