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[BKARTS] Setup a BB studio - Nipping press, Hydraulic press



Rob,

I recently went into a local car spare parts warehouse.  I picked up their
Spring promotion catalogue for Sealey Tools - see  www.sealey-
tools.co.uk/.
Inside there were a number of hydraulic presses ranging from a 10T
bench unit to a 50T floor type.    The 10T was £200, so say roughly
$300-$360 in the States perhaps.  The only slight problem is the ram
movement is only about 4-6", so it would be necessary to build up the
stack books to allow for this reduced movement of the ram.   No doubt
there are similar devices available in the USA.

Using a hydraulic press is quite reasonable for a standing press - even
in Victorian times, see illustration in Middleton's "History of English
Craft Bookbinding Technique", p.223.   I would only caution against
possibly oil leaks dripping onto books!

Rodney Fry
Crowthorne
England


On 27 Apr 2004 at 17:44, rob wrote:

> Dear Folks,
>
> I have an opportunity in helping write a grant for a BB studio, as
> well as a business plan. I have come up with some plans but now need
>  ........................................................................................................
> currently most expensive BB tool is a $30 cutting mat) but I would
> like:
>
> 1. book/nipping press
> ...............................................................................
>
> thanks,
> -rob





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