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Re: [BKARTS] plant press


You're doing the right thing. A few wrapped bricks will go a long way.
Unless you are experienced and very careful, tightening a book press on
your newly made book can easily crush the spine or even the sides. Books
don't need a huge amount of pressure to dry flat. Use press boards larger
than the book, protect the book with sheets of waste paper on both sides
and load on a couple of bricks. Even an edition can be handled this way.
Save your bucks for a classy book press for later on when you get to
turning out large editions of coffee table books. ;-)


At 07:59 PM 09/13/2002 EDT, you wrote:
...At this point I am still using piles of heavy books
>with a small anvil on top to weight it all down.

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