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Re: [BKARTS] plant press



Something I have found helpful is sections of railroad track.  I bought a
short length of track from the local (very short) subway and took it to a
machine shop.  I had it sawed into 4 inch sections, and they are wonderful!

Sally Jackson

Pat Baldwin wrote:

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