Category: Us

Life Hack: Dishwasher Water Traps

We have a collections of plastic drinking cups, some from the dollar store, and other more stylish ones from Ikea. These are great for giving drinks to children because they aren’t too big, and more importantly they are unbreakable. But

Posted in Personal, Us

Blog fixed (and a cute kitten)

It has been a while since I posted to this blog, so now that our server is all updated and I have WordPress working again I have a bit of catching up to do. For now, I offer cute kitten

Posted in About this blog, Fauna, Kevin, Other people

KW Maker Expo 2016, Saturday September 10th

Coming up soon is the 2016 K-W Maker Expo, which will be at Kitchener City Hall on Saturday, September 10th, from 10am to 6pm. This event, which is free to the public, will feature over 50 exhibitors and over a

Posted in K-W Maker Expo, Past Events, Sheet forming, Us

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 Little Printing Job

Last October I was printing some “Save the Date” cards for a customer, and decided to take a video of the work. It only too me 8 months to edit the clips into a single video, but, after much delay,

Posted in C&P Old Style 7×11, Kevin, Printing

CBBAG Ottawa Book Arts Fair, Saturday May 14th

I should have posted this a lot sooner, but if you miss us this year at the Grimsby Wayzgoose, we will also be at the Book Arts Show & Sale on May 14th, 2016, organized by the Ottawa Valley chapter

Posted in CBBAG, CBBAG Book Arts Fair, Past Events, Us

Now I know…

…why the Monotype manuals say not to raise or lower the pot unless it is molten. They never explained why this could cause any problems, and the pump piston linkage is jointed enough to follow the pot up and down

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

Making my mill more rigid

In my shop, I have a Sherline mill. Normally I have it set up like a model 5000 series, with a solid column, for rigidity and to reduce the number of adjustments that can go out of whack. Recently I

Posted in Basement Workshop, Kevin

Updated Information on New Type

We have updated our page describing the new type we offer to include some details on characteristics and typical pricing.

Posted in Things we sell, Type Casting, Us

Grimsby Wayzgoose

The Grimsby Public Library and Art Gallery will be holding their 38th annual Wayzgoose on April 30th, from 9am to 5pm. This gathering of book artists will take place at the Gallery and Library, including the adjacent Carnegie Commons building

Posted in Past Events, Things we sell, Us