Category: Pulp preparation

A product possibly useful to papermakers

I was in the local Costco today and I spotted this chopping block: It is a 2″ (2cm) thick end-grain chopping block. People who do their own fibre processing may find this useful for cutting or hand-beating plant fibres. I

Posted in Pulp preparation, Useful gadgets and ideas

Introductory Papermaking Workshop, Saturday August 27th

We have scheduled one of our Introductory Papermaking workshops on Saturday, August 27th (a little under 4 weeks from now), running from 9am to 4pm with a one-hour lunch break. Cost is $65 per person plus HST. For more details

Posted in Our own courses and workshops, Past Events, Pulp preparation, Sheet forming, Us

A Useful Online Glossary of Papermaking Chemistry

I have stumbled across this web site a few times, and I’m finally getting around to posting about it. The site is a glossary of terms relating to what is referred to in the industry as “wet-end chemistry” and covers

Posted in Pulp preparation, Sheet forming, Useful gadgets and ideas

Valley Beater available near Vancouver BC

If you live on the west coast and are shopping for a Valley Beater, we’ve received a message that someone in Maple Ridge BC has one for sale. This one has a cast iron body but the paint looks to

Posted in Other people, Pulp preparation, Sold

Freeness Testing Demonstration

A while ago we had a spare freeness tester for sale, and for the occasion I had started making a video demonstrating how they work and how they are used. We have since sold the tester but I never finished

Posted in Kevin, Pulp preparation, Test Equipment

Hilarious auto-captioning of one of my YouTube videos

I recently posted a video on YouTube showing the basic operation of the TAPPI hand sheet former we have for sale. Just this evening I noticed that YouTube tries to do speech recognition to generate closed captioning for the videos.

Posted in Humour, Kevin, Pulp preparation, Sold

Wedding Invitations

One of the jobs we occasionally do is special announcements, including wedding invitations. This spring, we did a collaborative job with a local couple who were getting married. The bride made the paper in our shop and we did the

Posted in Kevin, Other people, Printing, Pulp preparation, Sheet forming

Our Valley Beater

For beating some papermaking fibres, a Hollander beater is essential. One of the brands preferred by hand papermakers is the Valley Beater, originally made by Valley Iron Works, but still available new from Voith-Sulzer (last time I checked). They are

Posted in Beaters, Pulp preparation

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