Hi All! My SP-15 has the round bases on which friction fingers mount, but no friction fingers, friction finger stiffeners, or screws that hold these things to the brackets. Consequently, I don’t actually know what these fingers are for. do they help keep the tail end of the paper from hitting the form? Should I […]MoreMore Tag
Packing: What I have, What I need
My Current Packing. Is that an original Vandercook Mylar-Coated Underblanket? Hi All! On to my next newbie question. This is a photo of the current cylinder packing on my SP15, which has a standard .040 undercut. There are four layers: 1. Hanger : A red something that appears to be fabric coated with rubber. 2. […]MoreMore Tag
Help! I can’t get this screw out of my SP-15!
Hi All! This screw in the vibrator assembly of my SP-15, a screw which my manual tells me is properly know as the Crescent Holder, is stuck. It has been three days now soaking in alternating baths of WD-40 and PB Blaster, and it still won’t budge. It’s purpose is to insert the Crescent into […]MoreMore Tag
Moving our SP-15 from a Basement
Hi All! Thanks to great advice obtained here and form the folks on letpress, we successfully moved an SP-15 and a C&P 8×12 this weekend, from a basement location to the shop out back of our house. Key to the process, other than caution and moving slowly and carefully, was the use of a Maasdam […]MoreMore Tag
SP-15 – Need Large Stainless Inking Roller
Thanks to all who replied to my query about disassembling my SP-15 before moving it. Both those who replied here and those who replied via email have convinced me that I need to leave the press assembled. Today I made progress getting the C&P 8×12 on skids, so I can get it out of the […]MoreMore Tag
Weight of SP-15 Components?
Hi All! I’m a newbie here, with an SP-15 (and a smaller C&P of as yet undetermined size) ready to be restored, both in a basement. I checked out the logistics thoroughly today, and it appears I will not be able to move either press fully assembled. I’ve done a good bit of searching in […]MoreMore Tag