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I built this Bottle Jack Press in 2014 using plans I found online:
The block and paper slide in between the brown pieces of mdf where they are pressed together when the jack is pumped.
Currently, I am renting time on a Charles Brand etching press with a 30"x50" bed at MAXT Makerspace in Peterborough, NH:
Turbulence on Appledore, the biggest jigsaw reduction I have created so far, was printed on a giant French Tool Press at a local art school. They don’t allow rentals anymore, but that beautiful machine has a 36” x 60” bed.
Woodblock printmaking is a relief process, so transferring ink to paper doesn’t always need a lot of pressure. For white-line woodcuts and jigsaws from soft-kut blocks, I use a very special tool:
This wooden spoon is made from bamboo. I bought it at the grocery store for around $3 and it has served me well since 2009.