Category: Presses

The K-W Maker Expo, Saturday September 19th

The local maker club, Kwartzlab, is spearheading a big event coming up on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 called Maker Expo. This free event centered around Kitchener City Hall will feature all kinds of people and organizations who make things, about

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Our second papermaking press

From some of the lessons I learned from our first press, I made a new one out of aluminum. I had the chance to practice my (horrible) skills at welding this metal, but ended up with a press that was

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Our first papermaking press

This is a press which I made for Audrey even before we bought the Papertrail; we have since stopped using it and sold it. The following details are drawn  from memory so dimensions might not be exact. The cross-beams were

Posted in Presses, Sold

Papermaking presses

We have two presses which are used in papermaking to press excess water out of the sheets and also to make the sheets thinner and denser. The one we use regularly is actually a power hydraulic 30-ton arbor press assembled

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